The rich prosopographical evidence for the dedicators of votives in Athens intersects in interesting ways with data from other sources, among them funerary monuments, Attic black- and red-figure pottery, and ostraka.
Surprisingly few of the inscriptions specify the relationship between the dedicators.
Here I examine three Archaic joint dedications--one found built into the Klepsydra springhouse below the Acropolis and two found on the Acropolis--that attest particularly complex forms of collaboration between the dedicators and show the impact that different forms of patronage could have upon the display of Greek sculpture.
Given that the dedicators' names are Onesimos, son of Smikythos (lower), and Theodoros, son of [One]simos (upper), the natural inference is that the joint dedicators were father and son, and that the son Theodoros's inscription was added to his father Onesimos's original dedication.
Though the inscribed texts give no indication of the relationship between the two dedicators, Tychandros's dedication begins with the conjunction [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], giving the impression that Tychandros added his offering to that of -chares.
30) The delightfully named M Tourtoulon is also among the dedicators
of books to Aubanel, inscribing Iris Renaissance de la Litterature Catalane et de la Litterature Provencale (Toulouse: Typ.
But while the dedicators
of the History decried "the artifice and malice of wicked and self-designing Whigs,"(28) Defoe's targets are, of course, the High Church Tories, whom he compares to Milton's caballing devils (12:20-21).
It probably contained the names of the dedicators in the pentameter and started the hexameter with the name of the deity represented.
Again, we have learnt that the Cypselid Zeus was a point of contention over the inscription of an epigram that would identify the dedicators and speak for them: the citizens of Corinth asked to inscribe their names as dedicators on the statue in order to efface the memory of the Cypselids.
can even simultaneously send an email to that special person telling them that they have Dedicated a song to them.
Among the shorter ones appearing as dedicators on the Penteskouphia pinakes, we note, e.
Another find from this part of Corinth that might be relevant is the fluted poros shaft of the Archaic period inscribed with the name of the dedicator, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
While recognizing that remains of only nine letters situated in two separate lines are available for interpretation and that other possible combinations exist, we would like to propose that in these exiguous traces we have fragments of no fewer than four essential components of a basic type of Greek inscription: name of a deity, name of a dedicator, pronoun of the object offered, and verb recording the dedication.
but Rudolf Wachter provides an example with the word-order deity, dedicator, pronoun, and verb-of-dedication.
But while the dedicators
of the History decried "the artifice and malice of wicked and self-designing Whigs," (28) Defoe's targets are, of course, the High Church Tories, whom he compares to Milton's caballing devils (12:20-21).