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Letter on a Leaden Lamella from Berezan

Giovanni Boffa    Università del Salento    

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The Berezan lead letter is a document of paramount importance with regard to several epigraphic questions (first of all, the writing on lead platters) and to many historical issues too (the Greek presence, mainly Milesian, within ancient Scythia and the diffusion of writing in this area; the ionic dialect; the relationship between literacy and commerce; archaic Greek prose; Greek epistolography; the right of seizure and the regulation of syle); moreover, it is a human life story that vividly shows us the dramatic situation of Achillodoros who, harassed by Matasys, sends a heartfelt letter to two recipients, his son Protagoras and Anaxagoras.

Published
Dec. 20, 2018
Accepted
Sept. 11, 2018
Submitted
June 29, 2018
Language
IT

Keywords: MolybdionOlbiaBoristeneMar NeroPhortegesionArbinataiNeoros

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