The local history of hippias of Erythrai

Politics, place, memory, and monumentality

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Abstract

Recent studies of local historiography in ancient Greece have overlooked the importance of Hippias of Erythrai, whose lone surviving fragment reveals complex processes of memory making and the politics of place. This article argues that Hippias should be understood as a participant in Early Hellenistic struggles between democracy and oligarchy, concluding with an exploration of how the historian's language interacts with the text and iconography of a Late Classical Athenian monument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-543
Number of pages47
JournalHesperia
Volume87
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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The local history of hippias of Erythrai : Politics, place, memory, and monumentality. / Simonton, Matt.

In: Hesperia, Vol. 87, No. 3, 01.07.2018, p. 497-543.

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