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Memorial from Delphi for Archon of Pella

Lorenzo Pizzoli    Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italia    



The Delphic monument dedicated to Archon, general of Alexander, bears three inscriptions. The epigram b (prior to 333 B.C.) celebrates Archon’s victories in the Pythian and Isthmic agons. The decree c (333-332 B.C.) grants Archon and his family a series of privileges. The epigram a, following Archon’s death (321 B.C.), serves as a dedication of the statues of Archon’s family members, now lost. The inscriptions confirm what is already known from ancient historiography (his association with Alexander), and provide otherwise unknown information (family ties, his participation in pan-Hellenic games, relations with the city of Delphi).

Keywords: Archon di Pella. Agoni Pitici. Delfi. Agoni Istmici. Babilonia. Epigramma. Decreto. Statue.

Language: it

Submitted: July 26, 2020   Accepted: Sept. 22, 2020   Published: Dec. 22, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2020/02/005

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