Synopses & Reviews
The first volume is devoted to the period which begins with the era of Greek colonization and ends with the close of the Peloponnesian War in 404 B. C. Charles Fornara has gathered together material compiled from inscriptions, ancient encyclopedias, scholia, and similar sources. The material, much of it translated by him for the first time, covers not only events of national significance - wars and treaties, the founding of towns and colonies, the dedication of temples - but also presents such records of daily life as ration lists, wine trade regulations, inventories of treasure, drinking songs, and financial records. The documents are accompanied by a brief commentary, which is basically intended to clarify obscurities in the text. An extensive glossary and indexes explain obscure terms of Greek social and governmental structure and permit detailed prosopographical analysis. This book will be welcomed by students and teachers of ancient history.
Important historical documents relating events of national significance and records of everyday life are gathered in this collection of primary source material from Greece during the era of Greek colonization, including the Peloponnesian War. The material, much of it translated for the first time, is accompanied by commentary, a glossary, and an index.
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition; Volume editor's introduction; Abbreviations; 1. Ancient chronology; 2. The date of Lykourgos of Sparta; 3. The establishment of the Olympic Games; 4. Pheidon of Agros; 5. The foundation of Croton; 7. The Lelantine War; 8. The use of the word tyrant; 9. The foundation of Tarentum by the Partheniai of Sparta; 10. Orthagoras, Tyrant of Sicyon; 11. Law of the city of Dreros (Crete); 12. Tyrtaeus of Sparta, the Messenian Wars, and the Great Rhetra; 13. Spartan treatment of helots; 14. Memorial to a Locrain proxenos at Corcyra; 15. Drakon's law on homicide; 16. The first sacred War; 17. Battos, the founder of Cyrene; 18. The foundation of Cyrene; 19. Law from Chios; 20. Gravestone of Phanodikos of Prokonnesos; 21. Epitaph of the Corinthians who died at Salamis; 22. The Athenian naukrariai; 23. The Athenian archon list; 24. Greek mercenaries in Egyptian service; 25. Alliance between Elis and Heraia in Western Arcadia; 26. The establishment of the Panathenaic festival; 27. Spratan treaty with Tegea; 28. Kroisos' gifts to the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; 29. Treaty between Sybaris and the Serdaioi; 30. The wives of Hippias and Hipparchos, the sons of Peisistratos of Athens; 31. The nature of Peisistratos' rule; 32. Polykrates, Tyrant of Samos; 33. Law from a Locrain community settling new territory; 34. A list of Dareios' subjects; 35. Letter of Dareios; 36. An argive rule about the use of sacred treasures; 37. Dedication of peisistratos son of Hippias; 38. A Spartan dedication; 39. The liberation of Athens; 40. The rebuilding of the Temple at Delphi by the Alkmeonidai; 41. Ostracism at Athens; 42. Epigrams celebrating an Athenian victory over Boeotia and Chalcis; 43. Dedication of the Athenian portico at Delphi; 44. Athenian klerouchy at Salamis; 45. Rations for Ionian mothers working at Persepolis; 46. An Ionian contractor at Persepolis; 47. Law of the Eastern (Hypocnemidian) Locrians about their colony at Naupactus; 48. The Persian cavalry at Marathon; 49. Dedication of Kallimachos; 50. Athenian thank-offering for Marathon; 51. Athenian epigrams on the Persian wars; 52. The Greek embassy to Gelon; 53. A supplication by Corinthian women during Xerxes' war; 54. Gelon's thank-offering for the victory at Himera; 55. The decree of Themistokles; 56. Contribution of the Naxians to the war effort against the Persians; 57. Oath of the Athenians taken betore the Battle of Plataea; 58. The number of the Athenian dead at Plataca; 59. Greek thank-offering for victory in the Persian War; 60. Megarian memorial of the Persian War; 61. Pausanias, regent of Sparta, and his actions after the victory at Plataea; 62. Attempts at colonizing Ennea Hodoi in Thrac; 63. Regulations of the Teians; 64. Hieron's thank-offering for the victory at Cumae; 65. Themistokles' ostracism and flight to Persia; 66. Political expulsions from Miletus; 67. The Messenian Revolt; 68. Athenian relations with Phaselis; 69. The ban against Arthmios of Zeleia; 70. A Halicarnassian law concerning disputed property; 71. Regulations imposed by the Athenians on Erythrae; 72. Egypt rebels from Persia; 73. Spartan aid to Thebes; 74. Perikles' oratory; 75. Athenian regulation of the Eleusinian Mysteries; 76. Kimon's return from ostracism; 77. Samians fight in Egypt; 78. Casualty list of the Erechtheid tribe of Athens; 79. The building of the Long Walls and the Middle Wall at Athens; 80. Thank-offering by the Lacedaemonians for the victory at Tanagra; 81. Alliance of Athens and Egesta; 82. Athenian compact involving the Delphic Amphictyony or Phocis; 83. Dedication of Athenian knights; 84. Tolmides' circumnavigation of the Peloponnesus; 85. The first tribute quota list of 454/3 B.C.; 86. Limitation of Athenian citizenship; 87. Treaty between Oianthia and Chalcion, and law of Chaleion; 88. The civil laws of Gortyn; 89. Relations between Argos, Criossus, and Tylissos; 90. Nemesis