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Volume 100, Issue 1

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New Contexts for the Seuthopolis Inscription (IGBulg 3.2 1731)

Charles Denver Graninger
Published Online: 2018-07-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/klio-2018-0006

Summary

The Seuthopolis Inscription (IGBulg 3.2 1731), traditionally regarded in scholarship as an index of the progress of Hellenization in Thrace in the early Hellenistic period or used to establish a historical narrative for the region during that period, is here set against a broader background of late Classical and early Hellenistic political practice in Thrace, in which a developing culture of public inscription played a central role. Two aspects of the Seuthopolis Inscription are treated in detail: first, its oath content; and, second, the relationship of the monument to a broader documentary background.

Keywords: Seuthopolis; Thrace; epigraphy; oath; decree; Berenike

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Published Online: 2018-07-18


Citation Information: Klio, Volume 100, Issue 1, Pages 178–194, ISSN (Online) 2192-7669, ISSN (Print) 0075-6334, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/klio-2018-0006.

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