By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova
Historical records and their Contexts comprises 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 backed by means of the yank Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to wide attention of inscriptions as social records and visible documents, the themes and methods represented mirror the range of the way that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the USA this day.
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4–6). Only when this news had reached Greece could these ephebes in fact be described as handing over the city to the next group of recruits in a time of peace, ἐν εἰρήνει (l. 13). They thus served their year of military duty during the year 197/6 and in no other year. Earlier than this the phrase could not have been used and a year later it would not have been news. The assembly enacted two further measures that we know of during Tychandrus’ archonship, both of some importance for ensuring the well being of their city.
The language clearly reveals that these ephebes served during 197/6, the year immediately following the victory at Cynoscephalae, the year in which a peace agreement was finally reached. From lines 15–17 (συ̣ναντελάβοντο δὲ καὶ τῆς ἀνακαθάρσεως | καὶ - c. 6 -- τοῦ Λυκείου, συνεξήρχοντο δὲ καὶ μετὰ τῶν στρατηγῶν κα̣[ὶ] | τοῦ κοσμ[ητ]οῦ εἰς τὴν χώραν ἐπὶ τὰς βοηθείας τοῦ πυρός) we learn that they participated in a clean up of the Lyceum (ll. 15–16) and went out on more than one occasion into the countryside to bring aid in the aftermath of the burning (l.
The secretary came from Sounion (Attalis xii). We observe in these years that the secretary cycle had apparently restarted. If so, Archippus cannot be dated in 195/4 immediately after Tychandrus whose secretary came from Marathon (Aiantis x). There must have been a year intervening with a secretary from tribe xi. The sequence of these archons then is Sositeles (197/6), Tychandrus (196/5), - - 7–8 - - - (195/4), Archippus (194/3). The list from 204/3 to 189/8 may now be set out as shown in table two.