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Research Article

Athenian Decree on Salamis

Stefano Frullini    University of Cambridge, UK    



This inscription, found on the Acropolis of Athens and usually dated to the late sixth century BCE, bears the earliest extant Athenian decree. The decree defines the legal status of a group of citizens living on Salamis. According to the reading supported here, the Athenians allow them to reside on Salamis, but rule them to be equal to the citizens living in Attica with regard to fiscal and military obligations. Land lease agreements and the procurement of arms by the cleruchs are subsequently regulated. The final line could contain a mention of the Council, which does not appear in the opening formula, or the eponymous archon’s name.

Keywords: Salamina. Atene. Cleruchia. Arconte. Decreto.

Language: it

Submitted: March 2, 2020
Accepted: March 28, 2020
Published: June 22, 2020

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2020/01/001

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