Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 1.1882-1883

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126 THE THEATRE OF DIONYSUS.

inscription of about the same date we learn that a certain Cephisophon
had charge of work which was going on there.* Another decree f
of the Assembly, passed upon the motion of the orator Lycurgus in
Olymp. 112, 3 (330-329 B.C.), records that a certain Eudemus of
Plataea made large donations to the city at that time, including a gift
to the theatre. This would seem to show that the building was not
even then entirely finished. Its completion was certainly the work
of the orator Lycurgus ; of this the Pseudo-Plutarch, Hypereides, and
Pausanias give ample testimony, even were the decree of Stratocles
wanting. { The language of the decree in honor of Eudemus seems
to leave it uncertain whether the work upon the theatre had been
finished at the time of its passage. It shows, at least, that the build-
ing was not finished before 330-329 B.C., and we know that it was
finished before the death of Lycurgus in 325-324 B.C. §

The next record is a passage in Vitruviusl (about the Christian
era), who speaks of the Stoa of Eumenes ]| at Athens as an example
of a method of construction in theatrical architecture, which provided

* iir\ to QearpiKov Krjcpwocpwv KefpaAtavos 'A^ioVcuos. Cf. Wachsmuth, /. c,
and especially Philologns, XXIV. p. 272. For the inscription itself, cf. Verhandl.
d. philol. Ges. in Wiirzburg, 1862, p. 88, col. B'.

f Cf. Wachsmuth, S. A., 599, N. 2, with references: Kal vvv [e7r]i[5e'5]aj[j<e;/]
eis Ti]V iro'iTjaiv rod o"Ta5i'[ou] leal rod Oedrpov rod T\avaQri\yai\Kov %iA(a £zvyr) Kal
TaOra irliropiCpev 'airavra rr[pb n]ava6i)valwv KaQa vireo~x€TO>wo T°v ^avaOrjvaiKou von
seiner richtigen Stelle nach cnahlov nur durch ein Versehen des Steinmetzen ver-
schlagen ist. See C. I. A., II. 1, No. 176.

J Plut. Vit. X. Oratt., 841 c: to iv Awvvaov Qiarpov irnararSiv iireTeheaev
(sc. AvKovpyos). In 852 the decree of Stratocles is given (\p-!](pio-p.a V') : see § 5,
■'ifx'upya. irapaXaficop robs re vtaxro'iKovs Kal r-i)u o~KivoOr]Kriv, Kal to Oeo.rpoy to Aiovv-
oiaiibv i^etpydaaro. For the actual fragments of the decree of Stratocles, see
C. I. A., II. 1, No. 240 (see line 5), and Philol., XXIV. pp. 83-114. Hyper.,
fragm. 131 (Blass) : coKo^opirjae 5e to dearpov. Paus., I. 29, 16.: olKo5op.rnj.ara Se
t7reTeAecre fxiv rb Qlarpov krlpwv viro.p^afj.€Vwv.

§ See Wachsmuth, Stadl Allien, p. 599, N. 2, especially the remarks at the
end of the note.

It Vitruv., V. 9: Post scaenam portions sunt constituendae, uti, cum imbres
repentine interpellaverint, habeat populus quo se recipiat ex theatro choregiaque
laxamentum habeant ad comparandum. Uti sunt porticus Pompeianae itemque
Athenis porticus Eumeniae (word emended) ad theatrum Patrisque Liberi fanum.

|| As to the interest taken by Eumenes in Athens, cf. Herzberg, Griechenland
unter Rom, I. pp. 178, 479; also Plutarch, Vit. Anton., 60, whence we know-
that he was honored by a statue on the Acropolis: 5' avr\) QveAAa Kal robs
Eb^evovs Kal 'ArraXov KoAoaaobs i7TLyeypa/j./j.€vous'AvTwve'ivoiJs'A8{}i'riaivip.Ti€aovaa
/j.3v0vs iK ttoWwu averpeipev.
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