Abstract

An autopsy of the Hellenistic grave stele of greekdiscovered in the 19th century in the Kerameikos in Athens, reveals that its textual (Phoenician and Greek) and visual components differ significantly from previously published descriptions. The author reexamines the morphology of the monument, also considering its sacred address and the force that such a monument exerted on its context. This single monument to a Phoenician buried in Athens engages issues of bilingualism, religious symbolism, and, most importantly, self-definition, which structured the complex social interactions in Athens in the late 4th-2nd centuries B.C.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-5622
Print ISSN
0018-098X
Pages
pp. 427-449
Launched on MUSE
2005-10-19
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2006
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