The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 84.2. Topics in this issue include a detailed presentation of the excavations of the lower sanctuary of Mt. Lykaion's Sanctuary of Zeus, a thorough treatment of the various structures and finds excavated in the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus, a reassessment of the date of the Southeast Fountain House in the Agora, and a detailed presentation of the inscription Agora I 5178.
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Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project, Part 2: The Lower Sanctuary, by David G. Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis, presents the second installment of the authors’ preliminary report on the work done thus far at Mt. Lykaion under their supervision. This article focuses on the lower sanctuary with its stoa, seats or steps, fountain house, administrative building (formerly the xenon), corridor, which runs north from the administrative building, hippodrome, stadium, and bath facility. Many state plans and elevations of the structures are included, as well as appendixes on the survey surrounding Mt. Lykaion and the Hellenistic pottery that was discovered the corridor.
Excavations at Nemea, 1997–2001, by Stephen G. Miller, provides us with the results of the excavations conducted at the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus during the years 1997–2001. The author brings us up to date on several structures belonging to the Archaic period of the site: the Early Temple of Zeus, the Early Stadium, and the Hero Shrine of Opheltes. He also provides information on a well and a reservoir dating to the Hellenistic period, and describes the probable location of the hippodrome. Structures and finds from the Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine periods are also presented. The copious illustrations include many items of interest, such as a bronze leaf of celery that originally must have belonged to a statue of a crowned Nemean victor.
The Southeast Fountain House in the Athenian Agora: A Reappraisal of Its Date and Historical Context, by Jessica Paga, places the Southeast Fountain House in its proper historical context by reconsidering the dating of the pottery associated with its construction and the buildings whose construction techniques are most comparable. The author then discusses the implications of the building’s new date and the meaning it has for our conception of the Athenian Agora and the democracy being formed in the Early Classical period.
Two New Lists of Athenians and Metics: Agora I 5178, by Michael B. Walbank, examines the two faces of the inscription Agora I 5178, which was inscribed on a three-sided stone. The inscriptions contain lists made up of the names of Athenian citizens and metics, grouped by their phylai, but not in the usual Kleisthenic order. The inscription is of particular interest for its use of two patronymics that are new to Athens.
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