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By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

Historic records and their Contexts comprises the lawsuits of the 1st North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (San Antonio, Texas, 4-5 January 2011). It gathers seventeen papers offered by way of students from North the United States, Europe, and Australia on the first formal assembly of classical epigraphists backed via the yankee Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to vast attention of inscriptions as social records and visible documents, the themes and ways represented replicate the diversity of the way that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the USA at the present time.

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The years covered by the war are 201/0 to 197/6. Our sources for it are almost exclusively Polybius and Livy. Not one decree of the Athenians that we can identify belongs to these years and the archon list for these years in consequence has a huge hole in it. The lack of inscriptions is but one sign of the disruption to the life of the city caused by the war. There is, of course, a certain fitting irony for me to select this nearly inscriptionless event as my subject for this audience. King Philip v of Macedon was the main instigator of this war.

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34 Milchhöfer 1887: 304 no. 304, ig ii² 4550. 35 For the singularity of the use of the term μνημεῖον in votive context, see below about the two dedications from Merenda made by a certain Xenophon. 36 Small churches scattered in the Attic countryside often replaced ancient pagan shrines or temples. It should be noted that in the close proximity of the church of Agios Giorgos a fragment of marble relief was found, which was reused as building material (Milchhöfer 1887: 303–304, no. 303). Inscription and relief could indicate an ancient site nearby; alternatively, both could have been transferred from elsewhere to be reused.

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