Ancient Documents and Their Contexts: First North American by John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

Historic files and their Contexts includes the court cases of the 1st North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (San Antonio, Texas, 4-5 January 2011). It gathers seventeen papers awarded by way of students from North the United States, Europe, and Australia on the first formal assembly of classical epigraphists backed by means of the yank Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to extensive attention of inscriptions as social files and visible files, the themes and methods represented replicate the diversity of how that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the US this day.

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Cephisodorus was clearly involved in many of the negotiations of these crucial years. 11) that Cephisodorus was in fact the leader of the Athenian delegation that went to the Senate in Rome during the two-month truce declared by Flamininus in winter 198/7. He is honored in the inscription with a gold crown (ll. 45–46), two bronze statues, one to be set up in the market place and the other in Piraeus (ll. 33–34, 52–53), feeding at public expense in the prytaneium and front row seating at contests (ll.

The lack of inscriptions is but one sign of the disruption to the life of the city caused by the war. There is, of course, a certain fitting irony for me to select this nearly inscriptionless event as my subject for this audience. King Philip v of Macedon was the main instigator of this war. He was a man of enormous energy and ambition who as a youth of 17 succeeded Antigonus 1 All dates are bce. For short accounts of this war, see Habicht 1997: 196–202 and Byrne 2010: 157–158. See also for some archaeological evidence, Thompson 1981: 352–354.

Epigraphical Museum of Athens. Photo i. Bultrighini 14 A synthesis of the discussion can be found in Schörner – Goette 2004: 52–54, Connor 1988: 166–174, Purvis 2003: 44–50. The text presented here corresponds to the edition offered by Schörner – Goette 2004. The underlined letters went lost after the discovery of the stone, but before that happened, they were recorded by Chandler and Gell. My examination of the inscription in the Epigraphical Museum of Athens (July 2011) led to the following new reading of lines 2–3: ΧΟΔΟΝΟΔ|ΧΕΣΤΙ̣.

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