Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 127


Greek text:   IThesp_84
Provenance:     Thespiai , Boeotia
Date:   c. 210 B.C.
Tags:     ephebes ,   gymnasiarchs ,   leagues ,   lists
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription is the most comprehensive single list of Hellenistic magistrates, which provides a snapshot of the government of a medium-sized Greek city. The surviving part contains most of one year, and the first half of the following year.

There is a thorough discussion of the inscription by P.Roesch, "Thespies et la confédération béotienne" ( 1965 ), including a list of the 51 magistracies mentioned in the inscription - many of these are boards of magistrates, rather than a single official. The categories into which he divided the list are shown in green in this translation.

The date of the inscription is not certain, but the date above was suggested by D. Knoepfler, in Chiron 22(1992), no. 98.

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