Ancient Documents and Their Contexts: First North American by John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

By John Bodel, Nora Dimitrova

Ancient records and their Contexts comprises the court cases of the 1st North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (San Antonio, Texas, 4-5 January 2011). It gathers seventeen papers awarded by means of students from North the USA, Europe, and Australia on the first formal assembly of classical epigraphists subsidized via the yank Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. starting from technical discussions of epigraphic formulae and palaeography to vast attention of inscriptions as social files and visible files, the themes and techniques represented mirror the range of the way that Greek and Latin inscriptions are studied in North the United States this day. participants are: Bradley J. Bitner, Sarah Bolmarcich, Ilaria Bultrighini, Patricia A. Butz, Werner Eck, John buddy, Peter Keegan, Jinyu Liu, Kevin McMahon, John Nicols, Nadya Popov-Reynolds, Carolynn E. Roncaglia, Stephen V. Tracy, Dennis E. Trout, Georgia Tsouvala, Steven L. Tuck, and Arden Williams.

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5 10 15 20 25 30 38 Clinton 1996: 122 presumes that a sacrifice to Demeter Thesmophoros was performed in the Eleusinion in question. 38 Bultrighini [- - -] of the hieropoioi [- - -] a sow to [Demeter Thesmo]phoros [- - -] [- - -] they shall set before [- - -] [- - -] to the torch holder [- - -] the priestly prerogatives: leg, loin, haunch [- - -] [- - -] The [hieropoioi] and the herald shall eat [- - -] [- - -] they shall sacrifice a ram to Plouton [- - -] for?

V. 1978. “Five Letter-Cutters of Hellenistic Athens,” Hesperia 47: 244–68. ———. 1979. “Greek Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora,” Hesperia 48: 174–79. ———. 1984. “The Date of the Athenian Archon Achaios,” American Journal of Ancient History 9: 43–7. ———. 1990. C. Berkeley: University of California Press. ———. 1991. “New and Old Panathenaic Victor Lists,” Hesperia 60: 187–236. ———. 1992. “The Date of ig xi 1056 and Pharnakes i of Pontos,” Athenische Mitteilungen 107: 307–14. 3 Although the essential contribution offered by archaeological evidence and literary sources is constantly taken into consideration, this paper focuses on the epigraphic material.

22 Kirchner – Dow 1937: 7–8, no. 5, pl. 3, Threatte 1980: 50–51, no. v. Hermaphroditos, 269–270, Stupperich 1990: 75–76, no. 67, seg 40. 195 bis. On March 24, 2011, I had the opportunity to examine the stone, which is held at the Archaeological Museum of Münster University, Germany. I detected slight traces of the first letter on EPIGRAPHIC EVIDENCE FOR CULT & RELIGION IN COASTAL DEMES 33 [Φ]ανὼ Ἑρμαφρω[δί]τωι εὐξαμένη. 24 She probably offered a herm, or a minute sculpture, given the small dimensions of the marble base.

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