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Benjamin Dean Meritt and Allen Brown West [1925
XVII.-The Reconstruction of I. G. 12, 193, 194, and 201
BY BENJAMIN DEAN MERITT
ALLEN BROWN WEST
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS
The large stele on which were recorded the tithes of tribute paid to Athens by members of the Delian League from 454-3 to 440-39 was inscribed on all four sides, and it sometimes happens that the necessary reconstructions of a lateral face may be of vital assistance in determining the position of fragments on the obverse or reverse faces of the stone, and vice versa.
In particular is this true of the inscriptions recording payments of the άrapx" for the years represented by I. G. 12, 193, 194, and 201, and the problem of this paper is to determine exactly the number of lines in these inscriptions.
Fortunately the beginning and the end of I. G. 12, 193 have been in large part preserved. Fragments 7-8-9-10 (we follow the numbering of Kirchhoff's Corpus, I. G. 1, 228) give the prescript:
[ἐπ]ὶ τες τρίτες ἀρχές h]ει Διό[τ]ιμος ἐγραμ[μάτευε]:τοῖς τριάκοντα and fragments 12-13-14-15 give the concluding lines of the list of the third year and the prescript of the inscription belonging to the year following (I. G. 12, 194).
Fragments 10 and 15 are both corner fragments which extend into I. G. 12, 198 on the right lateral face of the stone. Their relative position there may be determined exactly through the mediation of fragment 48, and this determination, carried back into I. G. 12, 193, fixes definitely the number of lines in that inscription.1
Part of the right
1 Frag. 15 is described by Kirchhoff as undique mutilum. lateral surface is, however, preserved and it has been built into I. G. 1a, 198 by Lolling, in his reconstruction of the stele in Athens.
On the right lateral face of frag. 15 are numerals which have never been published before, and we give in Fig. 1 an exact facsimile copy. Of these numerals the initial tithe of HP must be placed before the word Mapovīraι in line 28 of I. G. 12, 198, and a portion of Col. I of that inscription may now be restored as indicated:
These tithes are all in perfect agreement with what is known of the tribute of these cities in the second assessment period, to which I. G. 12, 198 belongs. For Mapoviraι cf. I. G. 12, 195; for Oepμaio cf. I. G. 12, 195; for Oivaio there is no evidence, but in the first assessment period (I. G. 12, 191 and 194) the tithe was HAAAHHH|| and in the third assessment period (I. G. 12, 199) the tithe was PAPH. The tithe of H found here is the exact arithmetic mean between these other two. And, in general, the tribute of individual cities is known to have been lowered by the reassessments of 450 and 446. For Keòpiaтai cf. I. G. 12, 193, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204. There is no evidence for the second period. For héoσio cf. I. G. 12, 195.
Frag. 15 cannot be moved higher so that the numerals HP will fall opposite Tepμepes in I. G. 12, 198, for then frags. 15 and 10 would overlap in I. G. 12, 193. Neither can it be moved lower so that the numerals HP will fall on the line below