Historische attische Inschriften. Ernst NachmansonGriechische Inschriften als Illustrationen zu den schulschriftstellern. Arthur LaudienGriechische Papyri aus Oxyrhynchos. Arthur Laudien

Robert J. Bonner
1915 Classical Philology  
Tv 7rovr Xt &'a-avTes V7Ti'l/uav, i. 106; the addition of , iii. 6, where Blass would certainly have intended to insert it; the restoration of KLat in a,ua 8KcLat, iv. 10, omitted by Blass without comment. In a few cases where Blass inadvertently omitted the sign < >, though in the critical note he referred to the addition of the word, Fuhr restores the sign: <8'>, i. 85; , i. 88; Kat, i. 94; , iv. 36. The editor ought to have given an index of abbreviations, and the lines of the text should
more » ... the text should have been numbered; to search through a long block of notes covering a whole section, when a reference by line would have shown the word at a glance, is a waste of time for the reader. Historische attische Inschriften. Ausgewahlt und erklart von ERNST NACHMANSON, Privat Dozent in Upsala. Bonn: A. Marcus u. E. Weber's Verlag, 1913. Griechische Inschriften als Illustrationen zu den Schulschriftstellern. Von DR. ARTHUR LAUDIEN, Oberlehrer in Dusseldorf. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1912. Griechische Papyri aus Oxyrhynchos. Fur den Schulgebrauch ausgewahlt von DR. ARTHUR LAUDIEN, Oberlebrer in Dusseldorf. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1912. Nachmanson's book, one of the series of "Kleine Texte fur Vorlesungen und tJbungen," contains 87 inscriptions illustrative of the history of Athens from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. In a sense all epigraphical documents are of value to the historian. It is inevitable that in a small selection many important documents should be omitted. It is gratifying, however, to see that the editor has found room for two important Proxeny decrees which are not in Hicks and Hill's Greek Historical Inscriptions. The decree in honor of Leonidas of Halicarnassos (CIA, IV, 1, p. 164, 27c) which belongs here was no doubt omitted because of its incompleteness, but one may well wonder whether it would not have been more valuable to the student of Athenian history than the three-word inscription referring to colonists in Potidaea. The notes are largely devoted to the discussion of linguistic and textual matters to the exclusion of much-needed historical commentary. The citation of editions which refer to the literature on each document does not excuse the editor for passing over important historical problems without an attempt to elucidate them. For example the note on avev ro) ry,4O1v TOV 'AOi7va(ov in the decree relating to Chalkis (No. 9) is valueless if the student has not worked over the literature and is superfluous if he has.
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