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Plutarch, Solon, 23.3


εἰς μέν γε τὰ τιμήματα τῶν θυσιῶν λογίζεται πρόβατον καὶ δραχμὴν ἀντὶ μεδίμνου· τῷ δʼ Ἴσθμια νικήσαντι δραχμὰς ἔταξεν ἑκατὸν δίδοσθαι, τῷ δʼ Ὀλύμπια πεντακοσίας· λύκον δὲ τῷ κομίσαντι πέντε δραχμὰς ἔδωκε, λυκιδέα δὲ μίαν, ὧν φησιν ὁ Φαληρεὺς Δημήτριος τὸ μὲν βοὸς εἶναι, τὸ δὲ προβάτου τιμήν. ἃς γὰρ ἐν τῷ ἑκκαιδεκάτῳ τῶν ἀξόνων ὁρίζει τιμὰς τῶν ἐκκρίτων ἱερείων, εἰκὸς μὲν εἶναι πολλαπλασίας, ἄλλως δὲ κἀκεῖναι πρὸς τὰς νῦν εὐτελεῖς εἰσιν.In the valuations of sacrificial offerings, at any rate, a sheep and a bushel of grain are reckoned at a drachma; the victor in the Isthmian games was to be paid a hundred drachmas, and the Olympic victor five hundred; the man who brought in a wolf, was given five drachmas, and for a wolf’s whelp, one; the former sum, according to Demetrius the Phalerian, was the price of an ox, the latter that of a sheep. For although the prices which Solon fixes in his sixteenth table are for choice victims, and naturally many times as great as those for ordinary ones, still, even these are low in comparison with present prices.


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1. Homer, Odyssey, 14.419-14.438 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 1.54, 4.152 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.54. When the divine answers had been brought back and Croesus learned of them, he was very pleased with the oracles. So, altogether expecting that he would destroy the kingdom of Cyrus, he sent once again to Pytho and endowed the Delphians, whose number he had learned, with two gold staters apiece. ,The Delphians, in return, gave Croesus and all Lydians the right of first consulting the oracle, exemption from all charges, the chief seats at festivals, and perpetual right of Delphian citizenship to whoever should wish it. 4.152. But after they had been away for longer than the agreed time, and Corobius had no provisions left, a Samian ship sailing for Egypt, whose captain was Colaeus, was driven off her course to Platea, where the Samians heard the whole story from Corobius and left him provisions for a year; ,they then put out to sea from the island and would have sailed to Egypt, but an easterly wind drove them from their course, and did not abate until they had passed through the Pillars of Heracles and came providentially to Tartessus. ,Now this was at that time an untapped market; hence, the Samians, of all the Greeks whom we know with certainty, brought back from it the greatest profit on their wares except Sostratus of Aegina, son of Laodamas; no one could compete with him. ,The Samians took six talents, a tenth of their profit, and made a bronze vessel with it, like an Argolic cauldron, with griffins' heads projecting from the rim all around; they set this up in their temple of Hera, supporting it with three colossal kneeling figures of bronze, each twelve feet high. ,What the Samians had done was the beginning of a close friendship between them and the men of Cyrene and Thera.
3. Isocrates, Orations, 16.35, 18.61 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Lysias, Orations, 30.19-30.20 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Plato, Gorgias, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

472a. for getting at the truth; since occasionally a man may actually be crushed by the number and reputation of the false witnesses brought against him. And so now you will find almost everybody, Athenians and foreigners, in agreement with you on the points you state, if you like to bring forward witnesses against the truth of what I say: if you like, there is Nicias, son of Niceratus, with his brothers, whose tripods are standing in a row in the Dionysium; or else Aristocrates, son of Scellias, whose goodly offering again is well known at Delphi ;
6. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 6.16.1-6.16.3 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6.16.1. ‘Athenians, I have a better right to command than others—I must begin with this as Nicias has attacked me—and at the same time I believe myself to be worthy of it. The things for which I am abused, bring fame to my ancestors and to myself, and to the country profit besides. 6.16.2. The Hellenes, after expecting to see our city ruined by the war, concluded it to be even greater than it really is, by reason of the magnificence with which I represented it at the Olympic games, when I sent into the lists seven chariots, a number never before entered by any private person, and won the first prize, and was second and fourth, and took care to have everything else in a style worthy of my victory. Custom regards such displays as honourable, and they cannot be made without leaving behind them an impression of power. 6.16.3. Again, any splendour that I may have exhibited at home in providing choruses or otherwise, is naturally envied by my fellow-citizens, but in the eyes of foreigners has an air of strength as in the other instance. And this is no useless folly, when a man at his own private cost benefits not himself only, but his city:
7. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 8.3, 27.3-27.4 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Plutarch, Alcibiades, 16.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

16.3. And indeed, his voluntary contributions of money, his support of public exhibitions, his unsurpassed munificence towards the city, the glory of his ancestry, the power of his eloquence, the comeliness and vigor of his person, together with his experience and prowess in war, made the Athenians lenient and tolerant towards everything else; they were forever giving the mildest of names to his transgressions, calling them the product of youthful spirits and ambition.
9. Plutarch, Cimon, 10.3-10.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Plutarch, Nicias, 4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Plutarch, Pericles, 14 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 1.55 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.55. So far Pisistratus. To return to Solon: one of his sayings is that 70 years are the term of man's life.He seems to have enacted some admirable laws; for instance, if any man neglects to provide for his parents, he shall be disfranchised; moreover there is a similar penalty for the spendthrift who runs through his patrimony. Again, not to have a settled occupation is made a crime for which any one may, if he pleases, impeach the offender. Lysias, however, in his speech against Nicias ascribes this law to Draco, and to Solon another depriving open profligates of the right to speak in the Assembly. He curtailed the honours of athletes who took part in the games, fixing the allowance for an Olympic victor at 500 drachmae, for an Isthmian victor at 100 drachmae, and proportionately in all other cases. It was in bad taste, he urged, to increase the rewards of these victors, and to ignore the exclusive claims of those who had fallen in battle, whose sons ought, moreover, to be maintained and educated by the State.
13. Epigraphy, Ig I , 49

14. Epigraphy, Ig I , 49

15. Epigraphy, Syll. , 4

16. Epigraphy, Ig Ii3, 882



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agorai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
alcibiades Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
arrhachion of phigalia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
athena Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
athens Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
athletes, honored in archaic poleis Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
athletes, solons legislation on Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
athletic victories, as benefactions Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
benefactors, citizens as Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
chian, introduction of Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
cimon Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
cleombrotus, son of dexilaus of sybaris Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
crowns, olive crowns Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
crowns Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
cult, fees Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
cult, sacrifice Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
demos, and gifts in fifth-century athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
denominations, small Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
diisoteria Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 273
diodorus siculus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
diogenes laertius Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67, 89
drachma Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
euergetês, euergetai, in the archaic polis Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
eumaeus Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 273
euripides Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
fines Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
gift-exchange, non-institutional/informal Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
gifts, and dependence Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
gifts, and power Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
heraion, of samos Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
isthmian games Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
kouroi Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
kroll, john Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
laws Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
lebetes Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
liturgies, in fifth-century athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
lysias Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 273
means of exchange Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
means of payment, standard of value Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
means of payment Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
medimnos Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187, 201
military commanders, honors for Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
money, as reward Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67, 89
naukraroi Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
nicias Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
olympic games Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
parthenon Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
pausanias the periegete Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
peloponnesian war Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
pericles Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
phigalia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
phoenicians Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 201
plutarch Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55, 67, 89; Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 273
public buildings, and pericles building program Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
rich, the, in fourth-century athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
ritual calendar Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
rosivach, v.' Naiden, Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic through Roman Periods (2013) 273
sanctuaries Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
solon, and athletes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67, 89
solon Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89; Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187, 201
springhouse decree (athens) Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 55
states, early greek Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
statues, and self-representation Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
statues, in the agora Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
statues, of arrhachion of phigalia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
statues, of athletes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
statues, of cleombrotus of sybaris Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
sybaris Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67
taxes and taxation Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187, 201
tyrtaeus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 89
votives Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
weight standard Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
wergeld Heymans, The Origins of Money in the Iron Age Mediterranean World (2021) 187
xenophanes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 67