Publications in Classical Philology

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...from 353/2 B.C., was thrown aside with the establishment of the aristocratic government in 322/1, but, unlike that of the priests, was not reestablished till three years after 307/6, in 304/3. In the summer of this year Demetrius Poliorcetes, at the command of his father, Antigonos, abandoned the siege of Rhodes in order a second time to rescue Athens from Kassander, and it was doubtless to commemorate his victorious entry into the city that his father's tribe, Antigonis--the first in the official order--was given the privilege of possessing the secretaryship for the year then commencing. In the year 303/2, however, his own tribe, Demetrias, was passed by and the secretaryship was given to Erechtheis. The reason for this is not hard to find. It was seemingly in the early part of the year 303, while Poliorcetes was absent in the Peloponnesus," that the Stra " G6." gel. A71I., 1900, pp. 436 ff.; Prosopographia Attica, II, p. 636. " The election of the priest took place some nine weeks prior to the beginning of the oflicial year (I G II Add. 489b)--as did that of the archon and the other ordinary magistrates (II 416). Antigonis and Demetrias began to exist presumably on the first day of the oflicial year. Of. BATEs: Cornell Studies, VIII, p. 1. tokles-Demetrius government was overthrown at Athens, on the issue of subservience to the Macedonian prince, and Demochares and the democratic opponents of Demetrius took aifairs into their own hands." To be sure, the deposed government was soon reinstated and Demochares was forced into exile, but the elections and the beginning of the official year, we may assume, came in the interval and Stratokles did not think it worth while to take the secretaryship from the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236838165
  • 9781236838162