Concessions of Citizenship by the Triphylians koinon
During the excavation work of 1978 in a doric temple in Mazi (present-day Skillountia) a bronze inscribed tablet was found. It is a decree concerning a concession of citizenship issued by the Triphylians, with also a threat of impiety towards Athena for any transgressors. It was created after the Elean War when the region of Triphylia was detached from Elis. The decree grants thirteen people the citizenship of Macistus, shedding new light both on the identification of the temple and the ancient village Mazi, but also on the powers of the Triphylian federal state, who seems to limit the autonomy of its members.
Keywords: Mazi. Skillountia. Trifili. Koinon. Decreto. Cittadinanza. Politeia. Makistos. Perieci elei. Guerra d’Elide.
Language: itSubmitted: March 2, 2020