Literary and Epigraphical Testimonia by R. E. Wycherley

By R. E. Wycherley

Here are provided the entire historic written references, either literary and epigraphical, to the Agora (including its environs) and its monuments. The advent summarizes chronologically the authors pointed out, comparing the contributions of every. The texts are given within the unique Greek or Latin, by way of a translation and a statement. they're grouped in components: the Stoas, Shrines, Public structures and places of work, marketplace, Honorary Statues, Miscellaneous together with barriers, bushes, Kerameikos, Panathenaic road, outdated Agora. inside each one half the monuments are prepared alphabetically and below every one monument the texts are indexed alphabetically via writer with inscriptions on the finish. Many texts now not given numbers during this order are incorporated within the archaeological and topographical commentaries. each one part on a monument opens with a short synopsis of the facts inside the texts which stick with. The index of authors supplies dates and variations in addition to passages and inscriptions mentioned, and is via an index of topics. The plates exhibit plans of the Agora and its environs and of the course of Pausanias.

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Shieldswere dedicatedto ZeusEleutherios(Pausanias, I, 26) in his stoa (Pausanias,X, 21). Diogenesindicatedit, alongwiththe Pompeion,as a possibledwelling (DiogenesLaertius). Stelaiwereset up in frontof (I. ,I2, 1075,AgoraI 749)or by the stoa (I. ,IJ2, 689,690);besidethe statueof ZeusEleutherios (I. ,IJ2, 43) or Soter (I. , IJ2, 448;cf. 792);in theshrineof Zeus(AgoraI 5559). For the relationof this stoa to the Basileiossee p. 30. (7). Aristophanes,Ecclesiazusae,685. C. "ThestoabesidetheBasileios" is usuallytaken to be the Stoa of Zeus;see howeverp.

This stoa contains, firstly, the Athenians arrayed at Oinoe in the Argive territory against the Lacedaemonians. What is depicted is not the moment at which the struggle has reached its height and the action has advanced to the display of deeds of daring, but the beginning of the battle with the combatants still coming to grips. On the middle part of the walls are the Athenians and Theseus fighting with the Amazons ..... After the Amazons are the Greeks when they have taken Troy, and the kings assembled on account of the reckless behavior of Ajax towards Kassandra; the picture includes Ajax himself and Kassandra and other captive women.

Taylor(Plato,p. 1 1Ev iv dKpoWr6XO T"Tv ira[p& vbyAfaT-rv Icorf•pa. In the original decree above, instructions for setting up the two stelai are restored (lines 26-27) Hesperia,V, 1936, p. 416, no. 13; Merittremarks that if we could assume that the archonis the Afa 8f] Iv iaPrrap[Trbv rT1vPI1V "rTv Basileus, we shouldhave somefurtherindication W% T-r bv TT5l'oXTripav ~&[iKpo-rr6Xi Trcapavrv that the Stoa of Zeus is also the Basileios(see ao80]. p. 30), since a position in front of the Basileios wouldbe very naturalfor such a decree,but that 43.

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