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When the village was in its prosperity the inhabitants abandoned their corn for sheep, and have now very little of either, their property consisting almost entirely of horses and mules, with which they gain a livelihood as carriers. Yet the annual contribution is still from 400 to 700 piastres from the head of a family. [... ] Agrafa [... ] is another division of the country which existed under the Greek empire. iva of Tirhala, has enjoyed particular privileges dating perhaps from a remote period in the Byzantine empire, when the villages were 'not written down' in the publicans' books, and the inhabitants of the district accounted in a body for their taxes.
Now, therefore, let us write about every one Produce, villagers, manners and all that one by one. [ ... ] Outer Mani is divided into four districts, It has five bishoprics and seven captaincies Zarnata and Androuvista and one in Milea And Maltzina, that of Zygos, there is no other more. In Zarnata two captaincies are to be found Or rather I should say tyrannies. The one in Trikotsova of Kapetanios Georgaki And the other, that of Kyr Koumountourakis, is in Kitries. 24 The Movement for Greek Independence 1770-1821 That of Kapetanios Troupakis in Androuvista And the other, that of Kapetanios Khristakis in Zygos And in Milea there are only three kapetanioi And two others are to be found in Lower Mani.
In Zarnata two captaincies are to be found Or rather I should say tyrannies. The one in Trikotsova of Kapetanios Georgaki And the other, that of Kyr Koumountourakis, is in Kitries. 24 The Movement for Greek Independence 1770-1821 That of Kapetanios Troupakis in Androuvista And the other, that of Kapetanios Khristakis in Zygos And in Milea there are only three kapetanioi And two others are to be found in Lower Mani. Kyvelos is in Milia, Dourakis in Kastania, Venetsakis is based in Little Kastania.