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Contracting Caterers On Keos

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To honour Jan N. Bremmer this chapter discusses part of a lex sacra on an inscription from the island of Keos from the late third/early second century BC. The lex sacra turns out to be less 'religious' than one would expect, but the text provides such interesting insights into some of the practicalities of ancient life. The exact provenance of the inscription is somewhat in doubt. The stone was at Ioulis when it was first transcribed but likely comes from nearby Koresia, the city mentioned in line 11. The chapter gives the text of lines 1-20 after Inscriptiones Graecae (IG) 12.5.647; this part of the text is concerned with the dinner concluding an end-of-year festival; the second part of the inscription is concerned with the games that are to take place before the dinner.

Keywords: Jan N. Bremmer; Keos; lex sacra



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