Athens and Macedon
Attic Letter-Cutters of 300 to 229 B.C.
Publication Year: 2003
Published by: University of California Press
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The present study focuses on the inscriptions of third-century b.c. Athens;the research in preparation for it, in fact, concentrated on the years 290 to 229. However, it became apparent as the work progressed that it was necessary to revisit briefly the cutters published in ADT who had workedinto the third century, namely the Cutters of IG II2 1262, of II2 650, and of...
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...1. G. Steinhauer, “Demendekrete und ein neuer Archon des 3. Jahrhunderts v.Chr. aus dem Aphrodision von Halai Aixonides,” AM 113 (1998 ) 238 –248.Steinhauer dates the new archon Ambrosios on prosopographical grounds to the3. Habicht, Untersuchungen 128 –146; Meritt, “Mid-Third-Century AthenianArchons,” Hesperia 50 (1981) 78 –99, esp. 94 –96; Osborne, “The Chronology of...
PART I: ATHENIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE MACEDONIAN KINGS
Oligarchy versus Democracy: 338 to 262 B.C.
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...2. R. K. Sinclair, Democracy and Participation in Athens (Cambridge 1988) 22;M. H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes, 2d ed. (Nor-It is often adjudged—correctly, it appears to me—that the end of Athe-nian, indeed of Greek, liberty occurred when Philip of Macedon defeatedthe Athenians and their allies at the battle of Chaironeia in 338 b.c. In ...
Macedonian Domination: 262 to 229 B.C.
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...1. IG II2 686 H11001 687; Schmitt, Staatsverträge no. 476. Antigonos and the Mace-donians are naturally not mentioned; the implied aim of the alliance was the liber-2. On the war and the period immediately following it, see Habicht, Athens142–154. On the chronology of the first years of the war, see now Dreyer 286 –341,who opts for 265/4 as the date of the archon Peithidemos. I remain unconvinced and...
Addenda to IG II[sup(2)] 1262 Cutter, ca. 320–ca. 290 B.C.
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...1. Noted by G. Stamires in the margin of Meritt’s copy of IG but not, so far asI can determine, ever published. There is no EM number listed for it in the files atthe Epigraphical Museum in Athens and it is not joined to IG II2 641 or indicatedFor a description of this cutter’s lettering, photographs, and a full list of in-scriptions, see ADT 136 –147. This man was one of the major cutters in...
Addenda to IG II[sup(2)] 650 Cutter, 318/7–283/2 B.C.
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...2. C. Lawton, Attic Document Reliefs: Art and Politics in Ancient Athens (Ox-3. There is a vacat of three letter-spaces after the ¶dojen-clause in line 4 ofAgora I 5760 (Hesperia 30  258; Agora XVI no. 205). This is unique in hiswork, as is the apparent use in this inscription of the perfect design.See ADT 154 –159 for a description of this cutter’s lettering, a photograph,...
Addenda to Agora I 4266 Cutter, ca. 304–271 B.C.
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...1. This inscription preserves a resolution of the knights in praise of the hip-parchs and phylarchs who served during the year 282/1. Agora I 7587 records avery similar motion of the Tarantinoi in praise of the same officers. J. Camp in hiseditio princeps of the new Agora inscription (“Excavations in the Athenan Agora:1994 and 1995,” Hesperia 65  254) has pointed out the similarities in lan-...
IG II[sup(2)] 478 Cutter, 305/4–302/1 B.C.
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Plain lettering done rather quickly—that is the dominant impression ofthis cutter’s writing. He frequently omits strokes and makes an unusual va-riety of shapes in some letters, particularly phi and omega. Most of his1. For M. B. Walbank’s erroneous assignment of this inscription and Agora IThis cutter inscribed his texts in a strict stoichedon pattern. He shows no...
IG II[sup(2)] 657 Cutter, ca. 305–ca. 275 B.C.
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The mature lettering of this workman is neat and regular. His long strokes,particularly verticals and diagonals, often curve or bend slightly. He occa-sionally omits strokes—for instance, one of the finials at the base of omega.Moreover, the overlapping of certain strokes—a feature of his letteringthat we might regard as carelessness—is done quite consistently; thus, the...
IG II[sup(2)] 689 Cutter, 305/4–ca. 270 B.C.
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This cutter employs thin strokes and inscribes his letters rather lightly.Moreover, strokes rather frequently overlap or do not meet precisely. TheIG II2 689 and addendum Archon [ ...... ]ide[s]. For the restoration IG II2 797 and addendum Archon [Euxenippos] (305/4). See HesperiaThus far we have only four inscriptions from this workman’s hand, with a...
Agora I 3238 and 4169 Cutter, 286/5–ca. 239 B.C.
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...1. “Identifying Epigraphical Hands II,” GRBS 14 (1973) 190 –192 and pl. 4;“Two Attic Letter Cutters of the Third Century,” Hesperia 57 (1988) 304 –311 and2. The only way to reconcile the date with the career of the cutter—if thesefragments must date, as the payment official, the treasurer of the people, makes it evident they must, to the late fourth century—is to suppose that the copy we...
Agora I 6664 Cutter, 281/0–ca. 240 B.C.
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The inscriptions of this cutter convey an impression of neatness thanks to his use of thin, firmly incised letter-strokes. The ends of strokes oftenthicken, giving the impression of nascent serifs. His round letters tend tobe quite round and he rather frequently imparts a curve to the slantingstrokes of alpha and lambda as well as to the top stroke of sigma. It is not...
IG II[sup(2)] 776 Cutter, ca. 255–ca. 240 B.C.
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Although he does not inscribe his texts using a stoichedon pattern, this cut-ter spaces his letters out on the horizontal so that the space between eachletter exceeds the height of the letters. He also leaves quite liberal inter-lines, viz. more than the height of the letters. Nevertheless, his letteringhas a somewhat uncertain appearance, perhaps because the letters are...
SEG II no. 9 Cutter, 251/0–ca. 240 B.C.
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This workman makes letters with thin strokes that often taper at the endsto points. Strokes do not meet one another precisely and long strokes tendto bend or curve, sometimes rather awkwardly. Letters made from multiplestrokes, such as epsilon, mu, nu, and sigma, vary a great deal in shape fromexample to example. Although not difficult to read, the lettering seems...
IG II[sup(2)] 788 Cutter, ca. 260–ca. 235 B.C.
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...1. “Two Attic Letter-Cutters of the Third Century b.c.,” Hesperia 57 (1988)This man was one of the master cutters of his time; I have previously dis-cussed and illustrated his work.1 He inscribed neatly and often used a stoi-chedon arrangement. Particularly in the case of epsilon, sigma, tau, and upsilon, he thickened the ends of strokes somewhat to create what may be...
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...1. So a handwritten note in ink by B. D. Meritt in the margin of Meritt’s copyIn the course of the present study, I have come across several small groupsof texts that are the work of the same man. I have not devoted a separatesection to each (i.e., “Cutter of IG or Agora I whatever”) because these dos-siers number two or three texts at the most and none is dated precisely, i.e.,...
Conclusion: Inscribers of the Years 300 to 229 B.C.
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The two most prolific cutters at work during the years 300 to 229 b.c. werethe Agora I 3238 Cutter and the IG II2 788 Cutter. Their careers overlapbeginning about the year 260. For about fifteen years—that is, down toabout the year 245—they exercised a virtual monopoly in Athens over theinscribing of long measures on stone. To illustrate the point, I provide here...
Appendix One: Athenian Archons from 261/0 to 234/3
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Appendix Two: Agora I 5392 + 3855: A Prytany Decree from ca. 275–270 B.C.
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Index to Greek Texts
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Index of Passages Cited
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Index of Persons
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Comparatio Numerorum to SEG
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This concordance between SEG and the “inscriptions assigned” that are notpublished in IG was compiled by M. B. Richardson, assistant editor of SEG,...
Page Count: 232
Publication Year: 2003
Series Title: Hellenistic Culture and Society