Agora Publication: AgoraPicBk 10 (1966)
Title:   Inscriptions from the Athenian Agora
Author:   Meritt, B. D.
Abstract:   Many types of written records are found in the Agora, and this booklet presents a sample of more than 10,000 inventoried inscriptions on stone. The texts illustrated include diplomatic agreements, commemorative plaques for athletic victories, records of court judgements, boundary stones identifying different buildings, and fragmentary inscriptions featuring names (over 30,000 individual Athenians are now recorded). In a city of letters, even the problems faced by the librarians of the Library of Pantainos seem familiar: “No book shall be taken out for we have sworn an oath. Open from the first hour to the sixth.”
Series Title:   Excavations of the Athenian Agora: Picture Book.
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   10
Edition:   1
Date:   1966
ISBN:   0876616104
PDF:   AgoraPicBk-10.pdf
References:   Objects (37)