Hellenistic Age from the Battle of Ipsos to the Death of Kleopatra VII

ISBN-10: 052128158X

ISBN-13: 9780521281584

Edition: 1985

Authors: Stanley M. Burstein, E. Badian, Robert K. Sherk

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Greek and Roman history has largely been reconstructed from the works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, and other major authors who are today well represented in English translations. But much equally valuable documentary material is buried in inscriptions and papyri and in the works of Greek and Roman grammarians and scholars, and less well known historians and literary figures, of whose writings only isolated quotations have been preserved. Translated Documents of Greece and Rome has been planned to provide, above all, primary source material for the study of the classical world. It makes important historical documents available in English to scholars and students of classical history. The format of the translations is remarkable in attempting to reproduce faithfully the textual difficulties and uncertainties inherent in the documents, so that the reader without a knowledge of classical languages can assess the reliability of the various readings and interpretations. The author's purpose in compiling this book is to help the teaching of Hellenistic history at undergraduate and graduate level by providing students and teachers with a representative selection of accurately translated documents dealing with the political and social history of Greece and the Near and Middle East from c. 300 to c. 30 BC. The continuing vitality of the Greek cities in the Hellenistic period and the interaction of Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Near and Middle East after Alexander are the two themes to which the author pays particular attention. In accordance with the principles of this series, selections from readily available major authors such as Polybius and Plutarch have been excluded except where unavoidable. Instead the bulk of the selections have been drawn from papyrological and epigraphical sources, many of which have never been translated into English before. The texts include city decrees and regulations, royal letters and ordinances, records of embassies and judicial decisions, dedications, treaties, statue bases, and documents dealing with the establishment of festivals, dynastic and other religious cults, education and other endowments. Brief commentaries and bibliographical notes accompany each text. Students and teachers of ancient history and classical civilization will welcome this book. Those studying Jewish history and the historical background of early Christianity will also find it interesting.
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Volume Editor's Introduction
From Ipsos to Korupedion (301-281)
Ephesos honors Nikagoras, son of Aristarchos, from Rhodes, ambassador of Demetrios Poliorketes and Seleukos
Miletos honors the future Antiochos I for providing funds for a stoa
Dedication of Arsinoe (II) to the Great Gods
Athens honors Poseidippos for aiding an embassy to Kassandros
Papyrus containing excerpts from an Olympiad chronicle
Athens honors Herodoros, a courtier of Demetrios Poliorketes
Hymn honoring Demetrios Poliorketes as a god
The Ionian League honors Hippostratos, strategos in charge of the cities of the Ionian League
Letter of Seleukos I informing Miletos of a dedication by him to Apollo at Didyma
Priene establishes a cult in honor of King Lysimachos
Athens honors Philippides, son of Philokles, from Kephale, a friend of King Lysimachos
Letter of King Lysimachos to the Samians concerning a boundary dispute with Priene
Athens honors the archon Euthios
A letter of Epicurus concerning the ransoming of Mithres, dioiketes of Lysimachos
The Seleucid Kingdom
A decree of Ilion honoring Antiochos I
The crossing of the Galatians to Asia
Priene honors Sotas, son of Lykos, for valor against the Galatians
Biography of the epic poet Simonides of Magnesia
A decree of the villages of Neoteichos and Kiddios
Decree of Ilion honoring Metrodoros, physician to Antiochos I
Dossier concerning a grant of royal land by Antiochos I to Aristodikides of Assos
Treaty between Antiochos I or II and Lysimacheia
Letter of Antiochos I or II to Erythrai
Letter of Antiochos II concerning a sale of land to his wife Laodike
List of Milesian eponyms from 313 to 260 (selections)
Letter of Ziaelas, king of Bithynia, concerning the sanctuary of Asklepios on Kos
Decree of the Koan deme of the Aigelioi in honor of Anaxippos, a public physician
Union of Teos and the fortress of Kyrbissos
Letter of Antiochos III concerning the foundation of a colony
The foundation of the festival of Artemis Leukophryene at Magnesia on the Maeander
Decree of the Aitolian League recognizing the inviolability of Magnesia on the Maeander
Decree of Antioch in Persis recognizing the festival of the Leukophryenia established by Magnesia on the Maeander
Teos awards Antiochos III and his queen Laodike III divine honors for granting the city inviolability and relieving it of the tributes it had paid to Attalos I
Sidon honors Diotimos, son of Dionysios, for his victory in the chariot race at the Nemean games
Letter of Antiochos III granting privileges to the Jews for their aid during the Fifth Syrian War
Letter of Queen Laodike III, wife of Antiochos III, to Iasos
Treaty ending a war between Miletos and Magnesia on the Maeander
Athens honors Eumenes II and his brother Attalos for aiding Antiochos IV to become king
Antiochos IV as king of Egypt
Miletos honors Eirenias, son of Eirenias
A dedication to Antiochos IV as founder of Babylon
Dossier concerning the exemption of the Samaritans from the persecution of the Jews by Antiochos IV
Letter of Antiochos V announcing the end of the persecution of the Jews begun by Antiochos IV
Treaty of alliance between Rome and the Jews
Monument in honor of Phile, daughter of Apollonios
The Lindos Chronicle
Miletos honors Theophanes, son of Hiroitas
A syncretistic ruler cult: the self-deification of Antiochos I of Kommagene
The Greeks in Baktria and India
Pillar base containing an elegiac dedication and five Delphic maxims
Bilingual inscription of Asoka
The Greeks in Baktria
A dedication to the god of the Oxos River
Dedication to the Hindu god Vishnu by Heliodoros, son of Dion
Macedon and the Greeks of Europe
Manumission of slaves with paramone restriction
Athens honors Kallias, son of Thymochares, from Sphettos, Ptolemaic governor of Halikarnassos
The Chremonides decree
An Athenian patriot: the life of Philochoros
The end of the Chremonidean War: Athens under Macedonian rule
Athens honors Zeno, the founder of Stoicism
Honors for Herakleitos, son of Asklepiades, from Athmonea
Decree of the isoteleis stationed at Rhamnous in honor of the strategos, Apollodoros, son of Apollodoros
Chios recognizes the Delphic Soteria as reorganized by the Aitolian league
Dedication by Antigonos Doson to Apollo in commemoration of the battle of Sellasia
Lamia honors the poetess Aristodama of Smyrna
A letter of King Philippos V of Macedonia to Larisa
Regulations for the Macedonian army on campaign
Biographical inscription honoring Eurykleides, son of Mikion, from Kephisia, for a career of distinguished service to Athens
Istria honors Agathokles, son of Antiphilos
Honors for Satyros, son of Polemarchos, overseer of the sanctuary and city of Delphi for the Aitolian League
Delphic proxeny list
Decree of Elateia in Phokis honoring Stymphalos in Arkadia for giving refuge to the Elateians during their exile
Ordinance of King Philippos V concerning the property of Sarapis at Thessalonike
Megalopolis honors Philopoimen with heroic honors
The Spartan exiles honor Kallikrates for restoring them to Sparta
Decree of the Roman senate concerning the Sarapieion at Delos
Base for a statue of the philosopher Karneades
Treaty between King Pharnakes I of Pontos and the city of Chersonesos
Elis honors Lucius Mummius
Elis honors Polybius, son of Lykortas
Dossier concerning the arbitration of a land dispute between Messene and Sparta by Miletos
Heading for a list of Athenians who held the office of gymnasiarch on Delos
Delphi honors the harpist Polygnota of Thebes and her cousin, Lykinos
The Pergamene Chronicle
Delphi honors the family of Philetairos
Victory monument of Attalos I
Dedication of booty by Eumenes II and his allies
Amphiktiones honor Eumenes II and recognize the Nikephoria
Letter of Eumenes II to the Ionian League
Delphi honors Attalos II for establishing an educational endowment
Letter of Attalos II praising Aristo[---], tutor of Attalos III
Decree of Pergamon on citizenship after the death of Attalos III
Ptolemaic Egypt: kingdom and empire
Decree of the League of the Islanders recognizing the Ptolemaieia
Alexandrian sacred law concerning sacrifices to Arsinoe Philadelphos
Allocation of the apomoira to the cult of Arsinoe Philadelphos
Letter of Ptolemaios II to Miletos
Letter of Ptolemaios II concerning the revenues
Demotic copy of an order of Ptolemaios II concerning the preparation of a comprehensive survey of Egypt
Report on the Third Syrian War, possibly by Ptolemaios III
The Adulis Inscription of Ptolemaios III
Telmessos honors Ptolemaios, son of Lysimachos
Selections from a memorandum of instructions by a dioiketes to an oikonomos
Narrative of the establishment of the cult of Sarapis on Delos
The Rosetta Stone: selections from the Greek version of a trilingual decree (Greek, Hieroglyphic (= Middle Egyptian) and Demotic) passed by a synod of the priests of Egypt at Memphis on the occasion of the coronation of Ptolemaios V (204-180) as king of Egypt
Testament of Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II, leaving his kingdom of Cyrene to the Romans
Persecution of intellectuals by Ptolemaios VIII
An Egyptian apocalypse: the 'Oracle of the Potter'
Amnesty decree issued by Ptolemaios VIII and his co-regents Kleopatra II and Kleopatra III
Petition of the priests of Isis at Philae
Letter of Ptolemaios X Alexander I (101-88) granting the right of asyium to the temple of Horos at Athribis
Act of obeisance to Isis by Kallimachos, governor of the Thebaid
Honorary decree for Kallimachos, strategos of the Thebaid
'Praises of Isis'
King lists
Personal names
Gods and goddesses
Geographical names
Subjects and terms
Translated passages
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