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The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past
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The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Carolyn Higbie

Abstract

Carolyn Higbie uses an inscription of the 1st century BC from Lindos to study the ancient Greeks and their past. The inscription contains two inventories. The first catalogues some forty objects given to Athena Lindia by figures from the mythological past (including Heracles, Helen, and Menelaus) and the historical past (including Alexander the Great and Hellenistic figures). The second catalogues three epiphanies of Athena Lindia to the townspeople when they were in need of her assistance. By drawing on anthropological approaches as well as archaeological and literary evidence, this book expl ... More

Keywords: Lindos, inscription, ancient Greeks, Athena Lindia, mythological past, Heracles, Helen, historical past, Alexander the Great, epiphanies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241910
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Higbie, author
Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Buffalo, New York
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