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What The Mnemones Know

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The main provisions of the decree deal with mnemones, official "rememberers". This chapter aims to reach a better understanding of their role in this particular context. It first re-examines the broken text and traces the main lines of interpretation that diverge from it, then considers the closest comparanda, in order to see what it is that early mnemones are especially called to witness and how they apply that knowledge. Based on that profile the chapter proposes a new reconstruction of the role that mnemones were expected to play in the Lygdamis decree. The Lygdamis decree seems to record a similar process: in the midst of civil conflict people relocated to safe areas, sold or traded property, or forfeited it for the polis to dispose of. The local mnemones were official partners in those transactions, under Apollonides at Halikarnassos and Megabates at Salmakis.

Keywords: Apollonides; Halikarnassos; Lygdamis decree; mnemones; Salmakis



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