Athenian Democracy in Transition: Attic Letter-Cutters of by Stephen V. Tracy

By Stephen V. Tracy

Furthering his masterful new method of classifying and studying epigraphical facts awarded in Attic Letter-Cutters of 229 to 86 B.C., Stephen V. Tracy has produced a masterful research of the inscriptions from the time of King Philip of Macedon, Alexander the good, Demosthenes, and Demetrios. exact learn of the arms during this greatest workforce of fundamental files has enabled him to provide a few new insights, comparable to reassessing the profession of Demetrios of Phaleron and taking factor with the widely permitted view that Athenian democracy resulted in 322 B.C. with the defeat by means of the Macedonians at Krannon. Tracy items jointly stone records and exhibits that the "handwriting" of person stonecutters should be pointed out incidentally specific letters are lower into the stone. He bargains new readings, redatings, joins and institutions, as good as preliminary e-book of a few fragments from the excavations in the Athenian agora.

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37] Mar . Parium B lines 9-10; Plutarch Demetrios 11. ― 29 ― Athenian sea power forever and left the city in the aftermath of Krannon with no bargaining power. In consequence, the settlement imposed by Antipatros and Krateros on Athens was not nearly so lenient as those of Philip and Alexander. As though in compensation for their failure to support King Agis' revolt in the year 331, the Athenians bore the brunt of this war. They led the antiMacedonian resistance. The Athenian general Leosthenes deserves the credit for a strategy which nearly succeeded; indeed, he may have been the chief architect of the opposition.

4), and the bouleutic text is Agora XV no. 62 line 309. ― 41 ― 450 fortunately is much better preserved. Enacted in the first month or so of the year 313,[26] it honors the Macedonian Asandros, son of Agathon, for long-standing acts of friendship and particularly for making available when he was visiting Athens his own ships and soldiers to the Athenians in a time of need. [27] These honors are unusually high. [30] If he is, it would dissociate this inscription from that particular event. C. Demetrios was a student of Theophrastos and [26] Is it merely chance that both IG II 453 and 450 were enacted in the sixth prytany of their respective years?

W. Handley, The Dyskolos of Menander (Cambridge, Mass. 1965) 7; A. W. Gomme and F. H. Sandbach, Menander: A Commentary (Oxford 1973) 128-129. [75] Diog. Laert. 79. [76] He has been heavily criticized (nn. 67 and 68 above). 41, who numbers them at 1,500; Diog. Laert. 20, more than 300; Plutarch Mor . 820e, 300. Surely these numbers as well as the story deserve no credence. Demetrios was no maddened megalomaniac who had to see his statue in every shop and on every street comer. Probably there were statues of Demetrios in Athens during his rule, but not a single base of one has yet been identified with certainty.

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