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Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections: British Museum, Decrees of the Council and Assembly

Lambert, Stephen 2020. Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections: British Museum, Decrees of the Council and Assembly. Attic Inscriptions Online 4 (2) , i-138.

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Abstract

This, the second part of our publication of the Attic inscriptions in the British Museum, contains new editions of the seventeen decrees of the Council and Assembly in the collection. All were acquired in Athens by UK aristocrats in the early 19th century and are published here in most cases together with other fragments of the same inscriptions still in Athens. The inscriptions offer a series of illuminating snapshots of the policy preoccupations of Athenian citizens across the entire span of Athenian decree-inscribing, from the early 5th century BC to the early 3rd century AD, and include important documents of the Eleusinian Mysteries and the Athenian Empire as well as characteristic inscriptions of the 4th century BC and Hellenistic and Roman Athens. Introductory sections discuss the history of the collection and locate the inscriptions in the context of Athenian decree-inscribing and Athenian history more broadly. In addition to significant new epigraphical findings this edition includes reassessments of several major inscriptions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
Publisher: Attic Inscriptions Online
ISSN: 2054-6769
Funders: AHRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 January 2020
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 11:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/129106

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