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The Epigraphy of Honours at Siphnos:

Nikolaos Papazarkadas

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199652143
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745935 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0012

Series: Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents

The Epigraphy of Honours at Siphnos:

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This chapter presents the editio princeps of six honorific inscriptions from Siphnos. All of them were probably issued by the political authorities, i.e., the Council (Boule) and the Assembly of the People, of the small Cycladic island. They offer, welcome new evidence on the political life of Siphnos in the late Hellenistic/early Roman Imperial period. Interestingly, the honour and in one case is a woman. Other points of interest include the first attestation of the month Lenaion in the Siphnian calendar; some rare names that seem to confirm the conservative, quasi-aristocratic outlook of Siphnian society; and the presence of a board of generals (στρατηγοί). The chapter concludes with an overview of the culture of honours in post-classical Siphnos.

Keywords: Boule; calendar; generals; στρατηγοί; Hellenistic period; honours; Roman Imperial period; Siphnos

Chapter.  8036 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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