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In this revised and up-to-date variation of a definitive choice of resource fabric, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland current a variety of records on Greek social and political heritage from 800 to 399 BC, from all around the Greek global. Ancient Greece includes:

  • source fabric on political advancements in Greece, together with colonization within the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Athenian democracy, the structure of Sparta and the Peloponnesian war
  • detailed chapters on social phenomena, comparable to Greek faith, slavery and labour, the relatives and the position of women
  •  clear, designated translations of records taken not just from old assets but in addition from inscriptions, graffiti, legislation codes, epitaphs, decress, drama and poetry, lots of that have now not formerly been translated into English
  • concise, up to date bibliographies and commentaries for every record and every section.

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2) Damis son of Bathykles proposed the motion: concerning the matters raised by the Therans (through their spokesman) Kleudamas son of Euthykles, so that the city may prosper and the people of Cyrene be fortunate, we grant the Therans (5) citizenship according to ancestral custom, which our forefathers instituted, both those who founded Cyrene from Thera and those who stayed in Thera, just as Apollo gave to Battos and to the Therans who founded Cyrene good fortune if they abided by the sworn agreement which our forefathers concluded with them when (10) they sent out the colony in accordance with the injunction of Apollo the Founder (Archagetas).

Thus compelled, they sailed back again and settled on an island lying off the coast of Libya, the name of which, as mentioned previously, was Platea. The island is said to be the same size as the city of Cyrene is now. 1 They lived there for two years, but nothing went well for them, so they left one of their number behind and all sailed to Delphi, and arriving at the oracle they inquired of it, saying that they had settled in Libya, and though they were living there they were no better off. ’ When they heard this, Battos and his men sailed back again; for the god was not going to let them off from the colony before they had reached Libya.

1 Amasis was well-disposed towards the Greeks and, as well as the other favours he granted to some of them, he moreover gave to those who came to Egypt Naukratis as a city to settle in, while to those who sailed there but did not choose to live there he gave sites where they could set up altars and precincts to their gods. 2 The greatest of these precincts, which is also the best known and most frequented, is called the Hellenion, and these are the cities which jointly dedicated it: of the Ionians Chios, Teos, Phokaia and Klazomenai, and of the Dorians Rhodes, Knidos, Halikarnassos and Phaselis, and of the Aeolians only the Mytilenaeans.

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