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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 551


A DEDICATION BY MACHANIDAS AT SPARTA

Greek text:   IG_5.1./236
Date:     c. 210-207 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The wording of this dedication is laconic, and Machanidas is not given any title. Livy called him 'tyrant of the Spartans' ( 27.29'9 ), but the formal basis of his power is unknown; see A G Leventis, "Hellenistic and Roman Sparta", page 60 ( Google Books ).


Machanidas dedicated this to Eleusia {Eileithyia}.

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