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The Hellenistic Age from the Battle of Ipsos to the Death of Kleopatra VII : Translated Documents of Greece and Rome - Stanley M. Burstein

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

Translated Documents of Greece and Rome

By: Stanley M. Burstein (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th November 1985
ISBN: 9780521281584
Number Of Pages: 196

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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 It makes important historical documents available in English to scholars and students of classical history.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.

Volume Editor's Introductionp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Symbolsp. xx
From Ipsos to Korupedion (301-281)p. 1
Ephesos honors Nikagoras, son of Aristarchos, from Rhodes, ambassador of Demetrios Poliorketes and Seleukosp. 1
Miletos honors the future Antiochos I for providing funds for a stoap. 2
Dedication of Arsinoe (II) to the Great Godsp. 4
Athens honors Poseidippos for aiding an embassy to Kassandrosp. 4
Papyrus containing excerpts from an Olympiad chroniclep. 5
Athens honors Herodoros, a courtier of Demetrios Poliorketesp. 7
Hymn honoring Demetrios Poliorketes as a godp. 8
The Ionian League honors Hippostratos, strategos in charge of the cities of the Ionian Leaguep. 9
Letter of Seleukos I informing Miletos of a dedication by him to Apollo at Didymap. 11
Priene establishes a cult in honor of King Lysimachosp. 12
Athens honors Philippides, son of Philokles, from Kephale, a friend of King Lysimachosp. 13
Letter of King Lysimachos to the Samians concerning a boundary dispute with Prienep. 15
Athens honors the archon Euthiosp. 17
A letter of Epicurus concerning the ransoming of Mithres, dioiketes of Lysimachosp. 18
The Seleucid Kingdomp. 20
A decree of Ilion honoring Antiochos Ip. 20
The crossing of the Galatians to Asiap. 21
Priene honors Sotas, son of Lykos, for valor against the Galatiansp. 22
Biography of the epic poet Simonides of Magnesiap. 24
A decree of the villages of Neoteichos and Kiddiosp. 24
Decree of Ilion honoring Metrodoros, physician to Antiochos Ip. 26
Dossier concerning a grant of royal land by Antiochos I to Aristodikides of Assosp. 26
Treaty between Antiochos I or II and Lysimacheiap. 29
Letter of Antiochos I or II to Erythraip. 30
Letter of Antiochos II concerning a sale of land to his wife Laodikep. 31
List of Milesian eponyms from 313 to 260 (selections)p. 33
Letter of Ziaelas, king of Bithynia, concerning the sanctuary of Asklepios on Kosp. 34
Decree of the Koan deme of the Aigelioi in honor of Anaxippos, a public physicianp. 35
Union of Teos and the fortress of Kyrbissosp. 35
Letter of Antiochos III concerning the foundation of a colonyp. 37
The foundation of the festival of Artemis Leukophryene at Magnesia on the Maeanderp. 38
Decree of the Aitolian League recognizing the inviolability of Magnesia on the Maeanderp. 40
Decree of Antioch in Persis recognizing the festival of the Leukophryenia established by Magnesia on the Maeanderp. 41
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 Ip. 43
Sidon honors Diotimos, son of Dionysios, for his victory in the chariot race at the Nemean gamesp. 45
Letter of Antiochos III granting privileges to the Jews for their aid during the Fifth Syrian Warp. 46
Letter of Queen Laodike III, wife of Antiochos III, to Iasosp. 47
Treaty ending a war between Miletos and Magnesia on the Maeanderp. 48
Athens honors Eumenes II and his brother Attalos for aiding Antiochos IV to become kingp. 51
Antiochos IV as king of Egyptp. 52
Miletos honors Eirenias, son of Eireniasp. 54
A dedication to Antiochos IV as founder of Babylonp. 55
Dossier concerning the exemption of the Samaritans from the persecution of the Jews by Antiochos IVp. 56
Letter of Antiochos V announcing the end of the persecution of the Jews begun by Antiochos IVp. 57
Treaty of alliance between Rome and the Jewsp. 58
Monument in honor of Phile, daughter of Apolloniosp. 59
The Lindos Chroniclep. 60
Miletos honors Theophanes, son of Hiroitasp. 63
A syncretistic ruler cult: the self-deification of Antiochos I of Kommagenep. 63
The Greeks in Baktria and Indiap. 67
Pillar base containing an elegiac dedication and five Delphic maximsp. 67
Bilingual inscription of Asokap. 67
The Greeks in Baktriap. 68
A dedication to the god of the Oxos Riverp. 71
Dedication to the Hindu god Vishnu by Heliodoros, son of Dionp. 72
Macedon and the Greeks of Europep. 73
Manumission of slaves with paramone restrictionp. 73
Athens honors Kallias, son of Thymochares, from Sphettos, Ptolemaic governor of Halikarnassosp. 74
The Chremonides decreep. 77
An Athenian patriot: the life of Philochorosp. 80
The end of the Chremonidean War: Athens under Macedonian rulep. 80
Athens honors Zeno, the founder of Stoicismp. 81
Honors for Herakleitos, son of Asklepiades, from Athmoneap. 82
Decree of the isoteleis stationed at Rhamnous in honor of the strategos, Apollodoros, son of Apollodorosp. 83
Chios recognizes the Delphic Soteria as reorganized by the Aitolian leaguep. 84
Dedication by Antigonos Doson to Apollo in commemoration of the battle of Sellasiap. 86
Lamia honors the poetess Aristodama of Smyrnap. 86
A letter of King Philippos V of Macedonia to Larisap. 87
Regulations for the Macedonian army on campaignp. 88
Biographical inscription honoring Eurykleides, son of Mikion, from Kephisia, for a career of distinguished service to Athensp. 90
Istria honors Agathokles, son of Antiphilosp. 91
Honors for Satyros, son of Polemarchos, overseer of the sanctuary and city of Delphi for the Aitolian Leaguep. 93
Delphic proxeny listp. 94
Decree of Elateia in Phokis honoring Stymphalos in Arkadia for giving refuge to the Elateians during their exilep. 95
Ordinance of King Philippos V concerning the property of Sarapis at Thessalonikep. 97
Megalopolis honors Philopoimen with heroic honorsp. 98
The Spartan exiles honor Kallikrates for restoring them to Spartap. 99
Decree of the Roman senate concerning the Sarapieion at Delosp. 99
Base for a statue of the philosopher Karneadesp. 100
Treaty between King Pharnakes I of Pontos and the city of Chersonesosp. 101
Elis honors Lucius Mummiusp. 102
Elis honors Polybius, son of Lykortasp. 102
Dossier concerning the arbitration of a land dispute between Messene and Sparta by Miletosp. 102
Heading for a list of Athenians who held the office of gymnasiarch on Delosp. 104
Delphi honors the harpist Polygnota of Thebes and her cousin, Lykinosp. 105
Pergamonp. 107
The Pergamene Chroniclep. 107
Delphi honors the family of Philetairosp. 108
Victory monument of Attalos Ip. 108
Dedication of booty by Eumenes II and his alliesp. 109
Amphiktiones honor Eumenes II and recognize the Nikephoriap. 110
Letter of Eumenes II to the Ionian Leaguep. 111
Delphi honors Attalos II for establishing an educational endowmentp. 113
Letter of Attalos II praising Aristo[---], tutor of Attalos IIIp. 115
Decree of Pergamon on citizenship after the death of Attalos IIIp. 115
Ptolemaic Egypt: kingdom and empirep. 117
Decree of the League of the Islanders recognizing the Ptolemaieiap. 117
Alexandrian sacred law concerning sacrifices to Arsinoe Philadelphosp. 119
Allocation of the apomoira to the cult of Arsinoe Philadelphosp. 119
Letter of Ptolemaios II to Miletosp. 120
Letter of Ptolemaios II concerning the revenuesp. 121
Demotic copy of an order of Ptolemaios II concerning the preparation of a comprehensive survey of Egyptp. 122
Report on the Third Syrian War, possibly by Ptolemaios IIIp. 123
The Adulis Inscription of Ptolemaios IIIp. 125
Telmessos honors Ptolemaios, son of Lysimachosp. 126
Selections from a memorandum of instructions by a dioiketes to an oikonomosp. 128
Narrative of the establishment of the cult of Sarapis on Delosp. 130
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 Egyptp. 131
Testament of Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II, leaving his kingdom of Cyrene to the Romansp. 134
Persecution of intellectuals by Ptolemaios VIIIp. 135
An Egyptian apocalypse: the 'Oracle of the Potter'p. 136
Amnesty decree issued by Ptolemaios VIII and his co-regents Kleopatra II and Kleopatra IIIp. 139
Petition of the priests of Isis at Philaep. 141
Letter of Ptolemaios X Alexander I (101-88) granting the right of asyium to the temple of Horos at Athribisp. 143
Act of obeisance to Isis by Kallimachos, governor of the Thebaidp. 143
Honorary decree for Kallimachos, strategos of the Thebaidp. 144
'Praises of Isis'p. 146
Glossaryp. 149
Appendixesp. 155
King listsp. 155
Chronologyp. 157
Indexesp. 159
Personal namesp. 159
Gods and goddessesp. 163
Geographical namesp. 164
Subjects and termsp. 167
Translated passagesp. 172
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ISBN: 9780521281584
ISBN-10: 052128158X
Series: Translated Documents of Greece and Rome
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English , Greek , Latin
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 25th November 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3