Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 5

Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of the earliest crowns that are at present known are not explained by even a single term. From this, the first step of advance was naturally the insertion of one term, the name of the giver. The latest crowns also contain only a single term; but with the difference that this term is not restricted to the name of the giver, but in many instances stands for the receiver. The occurrence of two terms is, generally speaking, contemporaneous with that of three terms, and often both cases are found on the same stone. They occur chiefly in Attic ephebic inscriptions; and, like the cases where terms are placed outside the wreaths, are only another evidence of that general fondness for prolixity and accumulations which these inscriptions exhibit. In crowns of victory one term, the name of the games, is always present, and sometimes the name of the special event is added as a second term. There are but three instances of a separation of these terms. C.I.A., n, 1318, 1319 place the games outside, and the event inside, the crown; C.I. A., ill, 115, on the contrary, places the event outside and the games within. During the Roman imperial period, the name of the town at which the games were celebrated is sometimes added, presumably for the reason that games of the same name were celebrated in more than one place. Examples of this are C.I. G., 5910, "E(fecrop 'A&pidveia a; 591, 'OXvfnria iv 'Afloat?. To return to the ordinary crowns; the three terms--giver, cause, receiver--are regularly in this order, and, as any of them can be omitted, the following cases occur in which the terms do not deviate from the regular order, go; gc, gr, cr, c, g, r. In regard to frequency, g stands at the head with 122 instances; then r with 51; gr with 38; gc more

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  • English
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