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

By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

Historical files and their Contexts includes the complaints of the 1st North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (San Antonio, Texas, 4-5 January 2011). It gathers seventeen papers awarded by means of students from North the United States, Europe, and Australia on the first formal assembly of classical epigraphists subsidized via the yankee Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to vast attention of inscriptions as social records and visible files, the themes and ways represented replicate the diversity of the way that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the USA at the present time.

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I detected slight traces of the first letter on EPIGRAPHIC EVIDENCE FOR CULT & RELIGION IN COASTAL DEMES 33 [Φ]ανὼ Ἑρμαφρω[δί]τωι εὐξαμένη. 24 She probably offered a herm, or a minute sculpture, given the small dimensions of the marble base. 26 the left (Φ) as well as of the last letter on the right (Δ) in the first line of the inscription. As for the lacking iota of Hermaphroditos, there is enough space for it both at the end of line 1 and at the beginning of line 2. Furthermore, I could ascertain that the base with the dedication must have been reused: all the faces of the block (except its base) were polished.

During the pagan phase several deities were worshipped, but the central cult was surely that of the Nymphs, as a series of interesting inscriptions and marble reliefs, which were found inside the cave, reveal. The most ancient epigraphic text for the Nymphs is a dedication on a sandstone slab offered by a goatherd around the middle of the fifth century or slightly earlier:12 Τόνδε ταῖ(ς) Νύ(μ)φαισιν· hο Σκύρονoς hαιπόλος. This offered to the Nymphs Skyron’s goatherd. The remaining inscriptions dealing with the Nymphs pertain to Archedamos from Thera, who took care of the renovation and decoration of the cave approximately in the third quarter of the same century.

C. Berkeley: University of California Press. ———. 1991. “New and Old Panathenaic Victor Lists,” Hesperia 60: 187–236. ———. 1992. “The Date of ig xi 1056 and Pharnakes i of Pontos,” Athenische Mitteilungen 107: 307–14. 3 Although the essential contribution offered by archaeological evidence and literary sources is constantly taken into consideration, this paper focuses on the epigraphic material. The demes dealt with form two main groups according to their location within the region: Anagyrous, Lamptrai,4 Anaphlystos and Phrearrhioi on the West coast, and Teithras, Myrrhinous, Halai Araphenides, Prasiai on the East coast of Attica (Fig.

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