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States of MemoryThe Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War$
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David C. Yates

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190673543

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190673543.001.0001

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Contestation

Contestation

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(p.99) 3 Contestation
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States of Memory
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David C. Yates

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0004

Chapter 3 examines the intensity with which commemorative disputes over the Persian War were pursued through the example of Delphi, where several states propounded different and often contrary assertions about the war. The spatial relationships between these monuments show clear signs of commemorative dialogue and competition. Yates examines two such dialogues: one about participation that emerged around the Serpent Column, and another about hegemony that can be seen at the base of the Sacred Way near the Marathon statue group. The stakes in these disputes could be quite high. Claims to the Persian War were advertised with sumptuous and expensive monuments. Those who failed to persuade could face political isolation or even invasion.

Keywords:   Delphi, Serpent Column, Marathon, Miltiades, Gelon, Hieron, Alexander I of Macedonia, Aegospotami, Lysander, Argos

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