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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens$

G. J. Oliver

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199283507

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.001.0001

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(p.270) Appendix 2 The Hoplite Generals of Early Hellenistic Athens, from c.338 to 229

(p.270) Appendix 2 The Hoplite Generals of Early Hellenistic Athens, from c.338 to 229

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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens
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Unknown

IG ii2 556 l. 14 (Sarikakis 1951: 23)

c.305

‘s[trat]ēgos o e[pi ta hopla]’a

Unknown

IG ii2 857 + Hesp. 57 (1988): 320 (SEG xxxviii. 89; Tracy, A&M 132)

c.260–235

‘epi ta hopla’

Unknown

IG ii2 1281 (Tracy, ALC 47, 52)b

after 229

‘st[ratēgos epi tous] hoplitas’

Phaidros Thymocharou

IG ii2 682 ll. 30 ff.

for a/s Kimon 288/7c

‘epi ta hopla’

Sphettos

Phaidros Thymocharou

IG ii2 682 ll. 44 ff.

for a/s Xenophon 287/6

‘voted epi ta hopla . . first’

Sphettos

Olympiodoros

IG ii2 2429

‘init. s. III a.’

‘[general epi ta] hopla’

Glaukon Eteokleous

IG ii2 3079 ll. 13–15 (crown 5)

before a/s Nikias 282/1

serving as general ‘epi tōn hoplōn’

Aithalidai

Glaukon Eteokleous

IG ii2 3079 ll. 19–21 (crown 7)

before a/s Nikias 282/1

serving as general ‘epi tōn hoplōn’

Aithalidai

Glaukon Eteokleous

Horos 14–16 (2000–3) 89–93

a/s Nikias of Otryne 266/5

‘[general epi ta ho]pla’

Aithalidai

(ed. pr. Hesp. 37 (1968): 284–5, no. 2 = Ag. I 2462)

(Tracy, A&M 104, 111)

Eurykleides Mikionos Kephisia

SEG xxxii. 169 (= IG 2 1705 +Hesp. 8 (1939): 45–7

end of 240s?d

general ‘epi t[a] hopla’

(Ag. I 3951) (l. 5) + Hesp. 57 (1988): 35

(Ag. I 922) (Tracy, A&M 132)

Eurykleides Mikionos

IG ii2 1300 ll. 2–3, 20–3

c.230 (?)e

general ‘epi tous hoplitas’

Kephisia

Charias

P. Oxy. 17. 2082, fr. 1 l. 4

early 3rd century

general ‘epi tōn hoplōn’f

Notes: Omitted from the list are Leosthenes of Kephale (Lamian war) and Kallippos (leader of the Athenian forces in 279 against the Celts). Cf. Sarikakis 1951: 23, 67.

a Heavily restored, Sarikakis 1951: 14 n. 1.

b Tracy, ALC 52, dates it after 229; it is the work of the Cutter of IG ii2 1706, operating 229–c.203.

c a/s = archonship.

d Tracy, A&M 132, recognizes as the work of the Cutter of IG ii2 788 who was operating c.260–235 and Habicht 1997: 155 n. 18 agreed that the list is from ‘the end of the 240s’ and 2000–3: 93 with n. 14 suggests a date of c.245.

e Not assigned to any cutter by Tracy, ALC: 14. Habicht 1982: 121 and n. 15 suggests 229 as the earliest date of Eurykleides' generalship, believing that the hoplite general was not elected between 261 and 230 (ibid. 45 ff.) but the date could well be earlier now that he is recognized as serving as hoplite general in the late 240s. The fact that Athenians were serving at Sunion suggests that the date must follow the Athenian recovery of the fortress which is likely to have coincided with the Macedonian withdrawal from Piraeus.

f The genitive plural used here is understood by Sarikakis to have been equivalent to the phrase ‘epi ta opla’ (Sarikakis 1951: 12 n. 6) of which thirty‐eight examples have been found; the genitive plural appears only in literary sources (except at IG ii2 3079). Sarikakis believes that ‘epi tōn hoplōn’ was not used metonymically for ‘epi tēn tōn hoplōn paraskeuēn’. The most common form used at Athens (in all periods) was ‘epi tous hoplitous’. For the reading and interpretation of P. Oxy. 17. 2082 fr. 1 ll. 1–10 see now Thonemann 2003.

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