By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

Old files and their Contexts includes 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 via students from North the United States, Europe, and Australia on the first formal assembly of classical epigraphists subsidized via the yank Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to vast attention of inscriptions as social files and visible files, the themes and methods represented mirror the diversity of how that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the USA at the present time.

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However, I think that the phrase τῆς φυλακῆς|[τῶ]ν πόλ̣ εων at the end of line 11 and the beginning of 12 may be more than rhetorical. It is very possible that these young soldiers, especially at the start of their year’s service, had to protect the city from straggling marauders. 36–38); it was not until late January of 196 at the earliest that the Roman Senate ratified the peace agreement. 1–5). By this time the ephebes of Sositeles’ year were approximately halfway through their year. 1–2) some time after this, so that in spring 196 (April or May) at the Isthmian games he was able to proclaim the resulting freedom of the Greeks.

If someone loads or carries away water, [not] paying one obol for each amphor[a], he shall o[w]e fifty drachmas, which will be sacred to t[he] Nymphs. 31 In addition to providing evidence for the cult of these rural deities in Lower Lamptrai, the inscription also refers to the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi, as we read in lines 3–4: κατὰ τ̣ὴ�̣ν̣ μαντεία[ν τὴ]|[ν ἐ]μ̣ Πυθῶθεν. The participation of the Pythia apparently consisted in authorizing and regulating the sacrifice offered to the Nymphs, 31 ig I³ 256, Hallof 1993, Humphreys 2004 propose the earlier date, whereas Mitsos 1965, Bousquet 1967, Sokolowski 1969 and Panessa 1983 assume the later one.

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