Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185480
Title:
Honorary Decrees in Attic Inscriptions, 500 - 323 B.C.
Author:
Hees, Brigitte.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this dissertation Athenian inscriptions, granted during the fifth and fourth centuries down to the death of Alexander the Great, are analyzed. The evidence includes grants of citizenship, proxenia, epimeleia, enktesis, ateleia, and isoteleia to deserving foreigners. During the fifth century, Athens used these grants, particularly the proxenia, as one means to keep her predominant position in Greece. Other honors were also used for this purpose, such as the offer of protection, and to some degree citizenship honors. In their domestic affairs, Athenians used enktesis, ateleia, and isoteleia as rewards, especially for resident aliens. According to epigraphic evidence, the ateleia and isoteleia decrees show no increase during the fourth century, while the greatest number of proxeny decrees were passed from 353 to 323 B.C. Although honorary decrees were awarded liberally during this time, there was no steady increase from the fifth century down to 323 B.C. During the period from 399 to 354, the number of extant honorary decrees is rather small. Particular attention is paid to an analysis of the development of each honor, the identification of the individuals involved, and their relation to the Athenian people.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Inscriptions, Greek -- Greece -- Athens
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
History; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
de Laix, Roger A.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHonorary Decrees in Attic Inscriptions, 500 - 323 B.C.en_US
dc.creatorHees, Brigitte.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHees, Brigitte.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation Athenian inscriptions, granted during the fifth and fourth centuries down to the death of Alexander the Great, are analyzed. The evidence includes grants of citizenship, proxenia, epimeleia, enktesis, ateleia, and isoteleia to deserving foreigners. During the fifth century, Athens used these grants, particularly the proxenia, as one means to keep her predominant position in Greece. Other honors were also used for this purpose, such as the offer of protection, and to some degree citizenship honors. In their domestic affairs, Athenians used enktesis, ateleia, and isoteleia as rewards, especially for resident aliens. According to epigraphic evidence, the ateleia and isoteleia decrees show no increase during the fourth century, while the greatest number of proxeny decrees were passed from 353 to 323 B.C. Although honorary decrees were awarded liberally during this time, there was no steady increase from the fifth century down to 323 B.C. During the period from 399 to 354, the number of extant honorary decrees is rather small. Particular attention is paid to an analysis of the development of each honor, the identification of the individuals involved, and their relation to the Athenian people.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectInscriptions, Greek -- Greece -- Athensen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorde Laix, Roger A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBernstein, Alan E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonohoe, James I.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJensen, Richard C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWorthen, Thomas D.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc701904203en_US
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