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Archaic Times to the End of the Peloponnesian War

Archaic Times to the End of the Peloponnesian War

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: May 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521299466

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  • The first volume is devoted to the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C. Charles Fornara has gathered together material compiled from inscriptions, ancient encyclopedias, scholia, and similar sources. The material, much of it translated by him for the first time, covers not only events of national significance - wars and treaties, the founding of towns and colonies, the dedication of temples - but also presents such records of daily life as ration lists, wine trade regulations, inventories of treasure, drinking songs, and financial records. The documents are accompanied by a brief commentary, which is basically intended to clarify obscurities in the text. An extensive glossary and indexes explain obscure terms of Greek social and governmental structure and permit detailed prosopographical analysis. This 1983 book will be welcomed by students and teachers of ancient history.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521299466
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Volume editor's introduction
    1. Ancient chronology
    2. The date of Lykourgos of Sparta
    3. The establishment of the Olympic Games
    4. Pheidon of Agros
    5. The foundation of Naxos and Megara in Sicily
    6. The foundation of Croton
    7. The Lelantine War
    8. The use of the word tyrant
    9. The foundation of Tarentum by the Partheniai of Sparta
    10. Orthagoras, Tyrant of Sicyon
    11. Law of the city of Dreros (Crete)
    12. Tyrtaeus of Sparta, the Messenian Wars, and the Great Rhetra
    13. Spartan treatment of helots
    14. Memorial to a Locrain proxenos at Corcyra
    15. Drakon's law on homicide
    16. The first sacred War
    17. Battos, the founder of Cyrene
    18. The foundation of Cyrene
    19. Law from Chios
    20. Gravestone of Phanodikos of Prokonnesos
    21. Epitaph of the Corinthians who died at Salamis
    22. The Athenian naukrariai
    23. The Athenian archon list
    24. Greek mercenaries in Egyptian service
    25. Alliance between Elis and Heraia in Western Arcadia
    26. The establishment of the Panathenaic festival
    27. Spartan treaty with Tegea
    28. Kroisos' gifts to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
    29. Treaty between Sybaris and the Serdaioi
    30. The wives of Hippias and Hipparchos, the sons of Peisistratos of Athens
    31. The nature of Peisistratos' rule
    32. Polykrates, Tyrant of Samos
    33. Law from a Locrain community settling new territory
    34. A list of Dareios' subjects
    35. Letter of Dareios
    36. An argive rule about the use of sacred treasures
    37. Dedication of peisistratos son of Hippias
    38. A Spartan dedication
    39. The liberation of Athens
    40. The rebuilding of the Temple at Delphi by the Alkmeonidai
    41. Ostracism at Athens
    42. Epigrams celebrating an Athenian victory over Boeotia and Chalcis
    43. Dedication of the Athenian portico at Delphi
    44. Athenian klerouchy at Salamis
    45. Rations for Ionian mothers working at Persepolis
    46. An Ionian contractor at Persepolis
    47. Law of the Eastern (Hypocnemidian) Locrians about their colony at Naupactus
    48. The Persian cavalry at Marathon
    49. Dedication of Kallimachos
    50. Athenian thank-offering for Marathon
    51. Athenian epigrams on the Persian wars
    52. The Greek embassy to Gelon
    53. A supplication by Corinthian women during Xerxes' war
    54. Gelon's thank-offering for the victory at Himera
    55. The decree of Themistokles
    56. Contribution of the Naxians to the war effort against the Persians
    57. Oath of the Athenians taken betore the Battle of Plataea
    58. The number of the Athenian dead at Plataca
    59. Greek thank-offering for victory in the Persian War
    60. Megarian memorial of the Persian War
    61. Pausanias, regent of Sparta, and his actions after the victory at Plataea
    62. Attempts at colonizing Ennea Hodoi in Thrac
    63. Regulations of the Teians
    64. Hieron's thank-offering for the victory at Cumae
    65. Themistokles' ostracism and flight to Persia
    66. Political expulsions from Miletus
    67. The Messenian Revolt
    68. Athenian relations with Phaselis
    69. The ban against Arthmios of Zeleia
    70. A Halicarnassian law concerning disputed property
    71. Regulations imposed by the Athenians on Erythrae
    72. Egypt rebels from Persia
    73. Spartan aid to Thebes
    74. Perikles' oratory
    75. Athenian regulation of the Eleusinian Mysteries
    76. Kimon's return from ostracism
    77. Samians fight in Egypt
    78. Casualty list of the Erechtheid tribe of Athens
    79. The building of the Long Walls and the Middle Wall at Athens
    80. Thank-offering by the Lacedaemonians for the victory at Tanagra
    81. Alliance of Athens and Egesta
    82. Athenian compact involving the Delphic Amphictyony or Phocis
    83. Dedication of Athenian knights
    84. Tolmides' circumnavigation of the Peloponnesus
    85. The first tribute quota list of 454/3 B.C.
    86. Limitation of Athenian citizenship
    87. Treaty between Oianthia and Chalcion, and law of Chaleion
    88. The civil l

  • Editor and Translator

    Charles W. Fornara, Brown University, Rhode Island

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