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Title: New imperial subscripts to the Spartans
Authors: Shipley, D. Graham J.
Spawforth, A.
First Published: 1995
Publisher: British School at Athens
Citation: Annual of the British School at Athens, 1995, 90, pp. 429-434
Abstract: A stone built into the church at Kokkin6rachi near Sparta carries part of a first-century AD text containing one or more imperial rescripts to Sparta. The author of one section admonishes the Spartans after civil unrest, probably during the lifetime of the dynast Eurykles, his son Lakon, or his grandson Spartiatikos. Epigraphic parallels, and the text's appeal to historic traditions, suggest that the author is Claudius. The document may indicate that communication between cities and emperors by 'petition and response' was more widespread now than in the post-Hadrianic era, when cities are thought generally to have addressed the emperor by letter.
Type: Article
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