By Stephen V. Tracy

There has been a lot debate in regards to the dates of fifth century B.C. Athenian inscriptions and the palms of the inscribers. This booklet brings order to the learn of fingers of fifth century B.C. Athens by means of taking off a strategy, by way of discussing severely the makes an attempt of others to spot palms, and by way of proposing stories of eleven inscribers. It narrows the dates of many texts and therefore allows a stronger appreciation of the background to which they undergo witness.

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C. Fig. 2. 10 This, if correct, places the discussion of the lists of the Lapis Primus on a new footing by showing that, instead of external political causes, as previous scholars have argued, the problems reflected in the lists were of a serious internal nature involving the Hellenotamiai, those in charge of collecting the money. 69–71) and The Lapis Primus,” CP 109, 2014, 1–10 (see appendix two below). Cf. 70 πωλώλει τ χρήματα. The money that went missing must be Athena’s quota, that is a 60th of the whole.

IV–VI, while I3 273–275 are lost either completely or have only a few letters surviving. The lists on the front and back were laid out in six columns that ranged in length from 27 to 35 lines and those on the sides in two columns of more than 90 lines. On these two very large marble blocks were inscribed, then, the first 23 years of the so-called tribute lists, the annual accounts of the 60th quota of tribute paid to Athena by the member states of the Athenian empire. The first payments recorded are for the year 454/3.

B. G. G. , I2, 196 and 198,” AJA 32, 1928, 281–297. ) is preserved and known; the width can be accurately estimated from the preserved widths of the columns. The height is not preserved and can only be roughly estimated. 3 4 See the drawings of it on plates I–II of ATL I. There have been numerous discussions and disagreements about whether or not a list is missing and, if so, which one, as well as related matters. Two of the earliest and most balanced treatments are by A. W. Gomme, “Two Notes on Athenian Tribute,” CR 54, 1940, 65–67 and by H.

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