6 Kuos 6 iv 'H0aca-ria), and their allotments were politically part of Attic soil.
The peasants proper received their houses and orchards, and allotments of arable land.
For these allotments the peasants had to pay, as before, either by personal labour or by a fixed rent.
The allotments could be redeemed by them with the help of the crown, and then they were freed from all obligations to the landlord.
The redemption was not calculated on the value of the allotments of land, but was considered as a compensation for the loss of the compulsory labour of the serfs; so that throughout Russia, with the exception of a few provinces in the S.E., it was - and still remains, notwithstanding a very great increase in the value of land - much higher than the market value of the allotment.