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Attic inscriptions in UK collections: British Museum, ephebic monuments

Lambert, Stephen 2021. Attic inscriptions in UK collections: British Museum, ephebic monuments. Attic Inscriptions Online 4.3B , pp. 1-37.

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This, Part 3B of our publication of the Attic Inscriptions in the British Museum, contains the five inscriptions in the collection which are or may be from monuments containing catalogues of young men who participated in the ephebate, the training programme that is one of the most richly documented institutions of Hellenistic and Roman Athens. Four of the five date to the Roman period; the fifth is earlier, but may not in fact be an ephebic catalogue. Four of the inscriptions were collected by early-19th century aristocrats (Lord Elgin and Viscount Strangford), but the most substantial item, a striking monument in the shape of a shield, was acquired in Athens by the mid-18th-century physician and collector, Anthony Askew.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
Publisher: Attic Inscriptions Online
ISSN: 2054-6769
Funders: AHRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2020
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 11:35

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