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This piece includes the text, translation, and commentary for a long inscription found on the temple of Artemis and shorter honorific inscriptions on cylindrical stelai found in the ancient city, all dating from the 4th century BC.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-526-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 297
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 198
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-526-1
$77.00

Sardis in Lydia is most famous for its king Croesos, whose fall forms the foundational story for Herodotos' Historia with its famous moral that one should count no man happy until he is dead. This piece gives the texts of several long inscriptions found in Sardis, an intersection of Greek and Persian culture whose fall to Darius was in many ways a catalyst for the Persian wars that followed. This piece includes the text, translation, and commentary for a long inscription found on the temple of Artemis and shorter honorific inscriptions on cylindrical stelai found in the ancient city, all dating from the 4th century BC. The piece is of interest to students of inter cultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean and forms an illuminating counterpoint to the Sardis of Herdotus.

Sardis in Lydia is most famous for its king Croesos, whose fall forms the foundational story for Herodotos' Historia with its famous moral that one should count no man happy until he is dead. This piece gives the texts of several long inscriptions found in Sardis, an intersection of Greek and Persian culture whose fall to Darius was in many ways a catalyst for the Persian wars that followed. This piece includes the text, translation, and commentary for a long inscription found on the temple of Artemis and shorter honorific inscriptions on cylindrical stelai found in the ancient city, all dating from the 4th century BC. The piece is of interest to students of inter cultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean and forms an illuminating counterpoint to the Sardis of Herdotus.

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David Robinson

  • GREEK INSCRIPTIONS FROM SARDES I (page 5)
  • GREEK INSCRIPTIONS FROM SARDES II: HONORIFIC INSCRIPTIONS: (a) to Officials (Nos. 2,3) (page 79)
  • GREEK INSCRIPTIONS FROM SARDES III: HONORIFIC INSCRIPTIONS: (b) To Priestesses of Artemis (page 103)
  • GREEK INSCRIPTIONS FROM SARDES IV: OFFICIAL LIST (page 121)
  • GREEK INSCRIPTIONS FROM SARDES V: DECREES OF LEAGUE OF THE GREEKS IN ASIA AND OF SARDIANS HONORING MENOGENES (page 161)