February 21, 2017

Ancient Coins Were Shaped Like Hams: And Other Freaky Facts by Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens

By Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens

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Entscheidend war bei dieser inschrift­ lichen Präsentation der Vergangenheit, wer überhaupt unter den Bündnern aufgelistet war nnd wer nicht darauf wird noch zurückzukommen sein. Am eigentlichen Schauplatz in Plataiai entstanden mehrere Monumente, die die Erinnerung an die Schlacht wachhielten. 37 Femer wurde ein Heiligtum des Zeus Eleutherios er­ baut, das einen prachtvollen Altar erhielt. Die Altarinschrift, die erneut die Kollektivität des griechischen Erfolges herausstreicht und auf den Freiheitsge­ danken abhebt, ist (unvollständig) bei Plutarch und (volIständig) in der "Anthologia Graeca" überliefert:38 Paus.

Und umgekehrt dürfte die Vergangenheit dienten. Bei ihnen fInden sich dieselben Elemente des religiösen Wohlstand, Stabilität und Sicherheit bot. O DIe Propagierung des Sieges in der alten boioti­ der panboiotischen Spiele, ist vor diesem Hintergrund um so verständlicher. jeher dazu diente, die Hegemonieansprüche der Thebaner in Boiotien zu arti­ kulieren, ""turde unter dem Daphnephoros Agasikles Siege s über die Athener gedacht. Die Ereignisse des Jahres 447 hatten sich in Heldentat von 447 bei jeder neuen Feier periodisch wachgerufen und die Erinnerung an sie aufgefrischt worden sein.

Anst. 20,2. 28 Hdt. 8,22-25. Oxy. 3965 30 200 1 ; Obbink 2001 (grundlegend). Sim. Erg. eleg. 1 1 W2, 24-27. = Sun. Erg. eleg. 1 1 W2; s. West 1 993; Parsons 64 Hans Beck Epheble - llitual - Geschichte dem der Rückgriff auf die heroische Vergangenheit als Verweis auf eine ,histo­ rische' Präzedenz diente. 32 Diese panhel1enische Agenda wird bei Simonides von dem Anspruch flankiert, die Schlacht von Plataiai als beson­ dere Leistung der Spartaner herauszustelIen. In der Elegie wird der Name Spartas nicht nur vor HelIas gestellt, sondern implizit auch das Schicksal der Griechen insge samt mit dem der Spartaner gleichgesetzt.

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