AIO Papers 8

S. D. Lambert - Two Inscribed Documents of the Athenian Empire: The Chalkis Decree and the Tribute Reassessment Decree

This paper discusses two important inscriptions for the history of the Athenian Empire, the Chalkis decree of 446/5 (or 424/3?) BC (IG I3 40) and the tribute reassessment decree (“Thoudippos’ decree”) of 425/4 BC (IG I3 71). Based on English translations of the most up-to-date and authoritative Greek texts, the paper sets out to explain the inscriptions in historical context, without assuming prior knowledge of ancient Greek or of the history of Athens and the Athenian Empire. To help the reader new to the study of Athenian inscriptions, the Paper includes an introduction to inscribed Athenian decrees of the fifth century BC. This paper will be useful for researchers, teachers and learners of Greek History at University level, but is also designed to help 6th-form teachers and students in the UK with the study of these two inscriptions, which are set as source material for the “Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states, 492-404 BC” period study under the OCR specification for A-level Ancient History (H407, for first assessment in 2019; LACTOR4 1.78 and 138).

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AIO Papers 7

S. D. Lambert with a contribution by J. D. Morgan - The Last Erechtheion Building Accounts

This paper presents up-to-date texts, informed by relevant work published since 2000, of the two extant sets of fragments of the building accounts of the Erechtheion in Ionic script as a basis for translations of these accounts published simultaneously on AIO. It reviews the date of these accounts, and presents a fresh argument by John Morgan to the effect that, if certain assumptions are made, no. 2 (IG I3 477) is datable to 405/4 BC. That would make it probably the latest extant account. Morgan also finds in this fragment a supporting argument for the position initially aired in AIO Papers 5, p. 3, that the Council's year and the archon's year were not made systematically coterminous in 407 BC, as had previously been thought, but continued to be out of step, probably until ca. 403 BC.

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AIO Papers 6

S. D. Lambert - The Inscribed Version of the Decree Honouring Lykourgos of Boutadai (IG II2 457 and 3207)

This paper reviews the relationship between IG II2 457, the upper part of an Athenian decree of 307/6 BC honouring posthumously the orator Lykourgos of Boutadai, and IG II2 3207, the lower part of a stele inscribed with crowns commemorating decrees honouring Lykourgos passed in his lifetime. It finds that 3207 either belonged to the same stele as 457, as the great epigraphist Adolf Wilhlem proposed, or to a separate, but associated stele. In section 2 it investigates the decrees commemorated on 3207, locating them in the context of Lykourgos’ career, his rivalry with Demades and his relations with other politicians of the period.

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AIO Papers 5

S. D. Lambert - Accounts of Payments from the Treasury of Athena in 410-407? BC (IG I3 375 and 377)

This paper treats the accounts of payments from the treasury of Athena in 410-407? BC which are inscribed on the front and back of the so-called Choiseul marble, in the Louvre in Paris (IG I3 375 and 377). It presents a fresh text of the difficult reverse face of the inscription (377), which prints only those readings on which the three rival texts currently in circulation are in agreement, and discusses the date. It is designed to support the translations of IG I3 375 and 377 published on AIO and includes an annotated table of the payments listed in these accounts.

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AIO Papers 4

S. D. Lambert - Inscribed Athenian Decrees of 229/8-198/7 BC (IG II3 1, 1135-1255)

After exploring features of the history and methodology of Attic epigraphy, this paper surveys the corpus of 121 Athenian decrees of 229/8-198/7 BC recently published as IG II3 1, 1135-1255 (sections I-II of IG II3 1 fascicule 5). It reviews the decrees by category, discussing some historical aspects and proposing some improvements to the texts. It is designed to be read with the translations of these inscriptions published on AIO.

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AIO Papers 3

Enrica Culasso Gastaldi - "To Destroy the Stele", "To Remain Faithful to the Stele": Epigraphic Text as Guarantee of Political Decision

This paper, which supplies a broader context for AIO Papers no. 2, shows, with many examples (particularly from Crete), that references to inscribed stelai in ancient Greece imply that the erection of a stele was regarded as not so much a record of political action, but as a political action in itself.​ It first appeared in Italian as “‘Abbattere la stele’, ‘Rimanere fedeli alla stele’. Il testo epigrafico come garanzia della deliberazione politica”, in A. Tamis, C. J. Mackie and S. G. Byrne eds., Philathenaios. Studies in Honour of Michael J. Osborne (Greek Epigraphical Society, Athens, 2010), 139-55, and is published here in a new English translation by Claire Dickman-Wilkes.


AIO Papers 2

Enrica Culasso Gastaldi - "To Destroy the Stele”: Epigraphic Reinscription and Historical Revision in Athens

This paper conducts a systematic survey, illustrated by many examples, of the practices of correction, erasure, destruction and re-inscription of inscribed texts in ancient Athens, and draws conclusions as to the political significance of these actions. It first appeared in Italian as “Abbattere la stele. Riscrittura epigrafica e revisione storica ad Atene”, Cahiers Glotz 14 (2003), 241-62, and is published here in a new English translation by Claire Dickman-Wilkes.


AIO Papers 1

S. D. Lambert - Notes on Inscriptions of the Marathonian Tetrapolis

This paper accompanies the publication on AIO of the inscriptions of the Marathonian Tetrapolis and is designed primarily to clarify the texts on which the translations are based. It reviews scholarship on the Tetrapolis’ sacrificial calendar (iv BC), published since my new edition, ZPE 130 (2000), 43-70, and makes some fresh observations. It also reviews the other inscriptions attributable to the Tetrapolis, IG I3 255, IG II2 2933, IG II2 1243, and an unpublished inscription.

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