Conclusion: Inscribers of the Years 300 to 229 b.c.

Stephen V. Tracy

in Athens and Macedon

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780520233331
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928541 | DOI:
Conclusion: Inscribers of the Years 300 to 229 b.c.

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This chapter shows that the two most successful cutters of the period here studied did not simply follow prevailing practice; they were innovators. The two most prolific cutters at work during the years 300 to 229 B.C. were the Agora I 3238 Cutter and the IG II2 788 Cutter. Their careers overlap beginning about the year 260. The chapter then presents a checklist of forty decrees assigned to this fifteen-year period by J. Kirchner in Inscriptiones Graecae II, 2d ed. (nos. 765 to 804). The last three major cutters mentioned are very closely related on stylistic grounds and probably all worked out of the same shop; their working careers spanned the years 285 to about 203 B.C.

Keywords: cutters; Agora I 3238; IG II2 788; J. Kirchner; Inscriptiones Graecae

Chapter.  2916 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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