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By David M. Lewis

David M. Lewis was once one of many ideal historians of the traditional global, and used to be uniquely specialist in either Greek and close to japanese background. The papers chosen for this quantity (four of them formerly unpublished) illustrate the variety and caliber of his paintings on Greek and close to jap heritage and his specific services in facing inscriptions, ostraka and cash. His pursuits have been large, and there's fabric the following for college kids of historical Greek faith and literature, in addition to historians, epigraphists and orientalists.

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1 But, long before any text of this kind survives or is likely to have existed, one does get the odd text where individual donors commemorated their dedication with a separate inscription on stone or bronze. The practice is slightly different from writing the dedication on the object itself or, in the case, for example, of a statue, on its base. As the sixth century BC goes on, the text can become fairly explicit. The stele from Sigeion in the British Museum records the gift by Phanodikos of Prokonnesos to the citizens of Sigeion for use in the prytaneion, that is, for public entertainments, of a mixing-bowl, a stand and a strainer; the material is not specified.

T h e r e are weights. T h e convention was to weigh silver objects to the nearest half-obol, a bit over a third of a gram, gold objects to the nearest quarter-obol, half that. A n unpublished Oxford dissertation 6 has argued 5 6 S. N. Koumanoudes and S. G. Miller, Hesperia 40 (1971), 448-57. C. H. Grayson, 'Weighing in Ancient Greece'. 73-4] Temple inventories in ancient Greece 43 that this was collective delusion and that no contemporary weighing technique was capable of anything like that accuracy, but the Athenians were evidently happy with it.

Croix's contrast between Athens' power by sea and her vulnerability by land, but no one will suppose that fewer than 2000 hoplites went to Cyprus and there may well have been many more; cf. Thuc. 3, where the stratia which is away in Egypt must in the context be hoplite. Some suggestions in Jeffery (note 29 above), 52 note 49. That the principal target of the allies was Corinth has been said most clearly by Tomlinson (note 6 above), 113, but I find it hard to believe that there was, at this JJ\ The origins of the First Peloponnesian War 19 her partners Sicyon and Epidaurus.

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