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By Stephen V. Tracy

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ISBN-13: 9783110401424

There has been a lot debate in regards to the dates of fifth century B.C. Athenian inscriptions and the fingers of the inscribers. This ebook brings order to the learn of fingers of fifth century B.C. Athens through starting up a strategy, by means of discussing severely the makes an attempt of others to spot palms, and through proposing reviews of eleven inscribers. It narrows the dates of many texts and therefore permits a better appreciation of the background to which they endure witness.

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71 and I. S. Mark, The Sanctuary of Athena Nike in Athens, Hesperia Suppl. 26 (Princeton 1993) 107–108. 13 See on the script change, Threatte, GAI I 27– 28. Not only is there a change of hand and change of script in line 6, but, as Threatte has also noted, beginning with the new workman the stoichedon pattern is offset to the right just slightly. Unique Examples of Writing of ca. 450 to ca. 400 37 Fig. 8. IG I3 85 50 drachmas specified on the stele,” scil. 14 IG I3 85 (fig. 8) The lettering of this rider put forward by Hyperbolos is dated (l.

Upsilon either has a short vertical or none at all. 022 m. A marble pillar found in the plain of Marathon was inscribed at the top front and at the back with two laws; these are published as IG I3 2 and 3 and are there dated “c. a. 500” and “a. 7 This pillar has been heavily reworked for reuse as a building block. I3 2, the inscription on the obverse, is inscribed vertically downwards from the top; I3 3 on the reverse is inscribed horizontally. Although rather worn, the lettering of both 6 “Lapicida idem n.

Inscriber 2 (fig. 2) cut cols. IV–X of I3 260 and most probably also the lost cols. II–III. See also Hesperia 45, 1976, pls. 64–65 for good photographs of his lettering. The horizontals of his epsilons tend to slant downwards. His lambda is not L shaped but the horizontally slanting diagonal is usually not angled up very much. Mu is not quite symmetrical, for the right half is a bit larger than the left. The central V extends down to the base of the letter. Nu definitely leans forward with the first stroke extending down and the third up.

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