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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.291) Appendix 8 Grain Prices on Delos, 282

(p.291) Appendix 8 Grain Prices on Delos, 282

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War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens
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Oxford University Press

Month (Delian)1

Athenian month; modern month

Amount of grain bought

Grain type

Total Cost

Cost per medimnos

Lenaion

Gamelion; Dec./Jan.

2 medimnoi 9 hemiekta 3 choinikes

Wheat

19 dr. 4 obols

7 dr. (W)

Hieros

Anthesterion; Jan./Feb.

2 medimnoi 9 hemiekta 3 choinikes

Wheat

18 dr. 1 3/4 obols

6 dr. 3 obols (W)

Galaxion

Elaphebolion; Feb./Mar.

1 medimnos 10 hemiekta 2 choinikes

Wheat

11 dr. 1 1/2 obols

6 dr. (W)

Artemision

Mounychion; Mar./Apr.

1 medimnos 10 hemiekta 2 choinikes

Wheat

8 dr. 2 1/4 obols

4 dr. 5 obols (W)

Thargelion

Thargelion; Apr./May2

1 medimnoi 10 hemiekta 2 choinikes

Wheat

12 dr. 4 3/4 obols

6 dr. 5 obols (W)

Metageitnion

Metageitnion; Jul./Aug.

1 medimnos 10 hemiekta 2 choinikes

Wheat

13 dr. 3/4 obols

7 dr. (W)

Bouphonion

Boedromion; Aug./Sept.

1 medimnos 10 hemiekta 2 choinikes

Wheat

18 dr. 4 1/2 obols

10 dr. (W)

Apatouria

Pyanopsion; Sept./Oct.

3 medimnoi 9 hemiekta

Barley

15 dr.

4 dr. (B)

Aresion

Maimakterion; Oct./Nov.

3 medimnoi 9 hemiekta

Barley

[18 dr. 4 1/2 obols]

5 dr. (B)

Posideon

Posideon; Nov./Dec.

3 medimnoi 9 hemiekta

Barley

[18 dr. 4 1/2 obols]

5 dr. (B)

Notes: Prices are based on the accounts of the Hieropoioi in the archonship of Kleostratos in the temple of Apollo on Delos, IG xi. 2 158A ll. 37–47.

(1)  See Jardé 1925: 169–72. On Delian month names, Trümpy 1997: 63–4; Reger 1994a: 13 and table 1.3. For a brief summary of the inscribed accounting systems on Delos, Chankowski in Prètre 2002: 18–20.

(2)  The months of Panemos and Hekatombaion are not recorded.