Epigraphies from Argos PART 3

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system1988
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Epigraphies from Argos PART 3

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Translation

(To the godess Hera) we gave 1/10th from the stone case: 315 drachma, 2 oboloi
sicilian argent coins that weigh 4 mnes, unrefined gold (in metal pieces) that weigh
1 mna, 3 argent cups (charchisia ) that weigh 2,5 mnes, 5 statires of the eubean unit
of measure (we also gave) argent coins of 920 drachma in cash
(there were present during the counting) on behalf of the negotiators came Sotias from the
Melanipides clan, from the Warleaders Aristodamos from the Iades clan, on behalf of the
responible for the streets Aeschylos from the Timenides clan.
The folowing presided: On behalf of the 80 lords Lasitos from the Arkedides clan, on behalf of the
priests Aeschynas from the Smirides clan, on behalf the Demos Archias, son of Dorilos.
on behalf of the Bariades clan, on behalf of the 600 lords Archilos from the Foligades clan and
from the sculptors(?) Polichlos of the Dimades clan.

From the "Exhibition of bronze epigraphies of Argos" - Charalambos Chritzas - Hellenic Ministry of Culture
(tranlsated by my son)
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Re: Epigraphies from Argos PART 3

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Dear Pauline, thank you for posting this transcription of a bronze plaque found in Argos. In line 8-9 there is a name very interesting: Aischylos Temenidas. Was he too a true descendant of Herakles and a relative of the royal family of Macedonia?
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Re: Epigraphies from Argos PART 3

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Thank you for your question
The Argeads invented this connection with Temenides ,which is a myth. This person had no relation to the Macedonian royal family Of course the clan of the Temenides believed it came from Heracles . All the clans of Argos were subject to the each tribe during the Democratic regime ( 460 bC) The tribes were Υλλεις Δυμανες Πάνφυλοι and Υρνάθιοι .The clan of Temenids belonged to the tribe of Υρνάθιοι .In the end the importance of the clan began to decrease

The discovery of the bronze tables ( 134 tablets , first half of the 4 century bC) opened up a whole new world ,and greatly enriched our historical knowledge of the ancient Argos/Ancient Greece
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