By T. Corsten
A Lexicon of Greek own Names bargains students a accomplished directory of all named contributors from the traditional Greek-speaking global. the data wanted has been compiled from all written assets, literary, epigraphical, papyrological, and numismatic, inside a chronological variety from the 8th century BC to nearly six hundred advert; the geographical limits fit using the Greek language in antiquity, from Asia Minor to the Western Mediterranean, the Black Sea to
North Africa. With the current quantity, LGPN strikes into Asia Minor (modern Turkey), to the parts of Pontos, Bithynia, Mysia, the Troad, Aiolis, Ionia, and Lydia. Asia Minor is especially attention-grabbing because it differs from so much different areas coated up to now in its ethnic and cultural range. own names
are identified in abundance from just about all cultures to be present in this quarter, and so they consequently play a admired function within the learn of ethnicity and acculturation.
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The torso of Hadrian has been found, Hesperia 2, 1933, ijftR; E. B. Harrison, Agora 1: Portrait Sculpture, Prince ton 1953, 71-74. C, was found recendy farther north near a base in front of the Stoa Basileios, on which it probably stood; it is suggested that the figure represents Agathe Tyche (Good Fortune), Demokratia, or some such abstraction; Agora xiv 84; Hesperia 40, 1971, 27of. On the Mantinea painting, see now T. Holscher (n. 32 above) 116-19. (43) The Agora: Political and Religious Center one can well imagine that in some way it supplemented the modest resources of the adjacent Basileios.
The total inscribed surface must have been enormous; we have here one of the most remarkable examples of the determination of the Athenians to get everything down on stone. The Athenians loved this curious little building. It became a symbol, like the Tholos, of their way of life, democratic but rooted in age-old tradition. They could not bear to pull it down and build a greater; so they built the handsome Stoa of Zeus alongside it, with only a very narrow alley in between. Functionally the two may have been regarded as parts of a single whole.
The roof had as its basis a com plex timber structure on which were placed reeds, a bed of "fortified" clay, and finally the tiles. 25 Inscriptions tell of occasional work on the walls in the Hellenistic period. Public-spirited persons liked to provide a tower with which their names might be associated. ;26 it is notable that his program is confined to the city and Peiraeus. By now the Long Walls had been abandoned, which meant that the diateichisma or cross wall on the Pnyx became part of the main fortification.
A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names. Vol. V.A. Coastal Asia Minor: Pontos to Ionia by T. Corsten