Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 5.1886-1890

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INSCRIPTIONS FROM AN THE DON.

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TYXQNS Hvx<»v 1---

Ka SI/ K[a</>i]<7ta[s- -

APISTin \\plaTL<o[p

A <=T 'A (or 'A) - - ar

APIS 'Apt^r - -

API* 'AptcrjV - -

Translation.—When Ivtesias was archon of the Boiotian League
and Aisehrion (?) archon of the city, (the following) enrolled them-
selves as i:>eltophori: Hephaistion [son of —], etc.

Comment.—This inscription belongs to the large class of lists of re-
cruits which have been found in cities of the Boiotian League—Le-
badeia, Orchomenos, Hvettos, Thespiai, Chorsia, Kopai, Akraiphia,

gara and Aigosthena. The archon Ktesias is mentioned in two
other inscriptions, one of Orchomenos,1 the other of Hyettos;2 and
Ins date has been approximately determined as falling at the end of
the third or beginning of the second century B. c.3

The various lists of recruits to which reference has been made ex-
hibit marked local differences in phraseology, nearly every city hav-
ing a stereotyped form of its own. It will therefore he well to
examine our inscription in this respect, as being the only representative
of Anthedon in this class of documents, and to observe in what par-
ticulars it differs from the others. We first note that, while the names
of the archon of the Boiotian League and the archon of Anthedon are

given, there is no

mention of the three polemarchs

or of the secretary.

The practice in the matter of citing-

officials may

be seen

from the

following table.4











Archon of League.

Local Archon. Polemarch.

Secret vry.

Orchomenos

X

X

X

X

Hyettos

X

X

X

X

Kopai



X

X

X

Akraiphia



X

X

X

Megara

X

X

X



Lebadeia

X

X





Anthedon

X

X





Thespiai



X





Aigosthena (in two instances) X







1 Collitz, Sammlung der griech. Dialekt-Inschriften, 483. s Collttz, 535.

3 See Collitz, under 482. 4 X denotes mention, — denotes omission, of the name.
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