Journal | Axon
Journal issue | 5 | 2 | 2021
Research Article | Athenian Honorary Decrees for Herakleides of Salamis

Athenian Honorary Decrees for Herakleides of Salamis

The stele contains five documents for Herakleides of Salamis of Cyprus, who in 330-329 provided the city with 3,000 medimnoi of wheat at the advantageous price of 5 drachmas and in 328-327 gave the city 3,000 drachmas for the purchase of grain. The decrees are useful for dating two of the main food crises that Attica had to face in the second half of the 4th century; moreover, they enrich our knowledge about the existing relationship between Athens and Salamis in Cyprus, and allow us to delve into the deliberative process of 4th-century Athenian democracy; finally, they contribute to the argument for the existence at Athens of a public archive for the preservation of records.

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Submitted: Aug. 5, 2021 | Accepted: Oct. 28, 2021 | Published: Dec. 10, 2021 | Language: it

Keywords Granary procurement Meta ton Athenaion Enktesis Euergesia Exhortation clause Honorary decree Herakleides of Salamis Philotimia Gold crowns Famine Proxenia

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