Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections Vol. 14 (2022): National Museums Scotland

Peter Liddel, Polly Low, Christopher de Lisle

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AIUK 14 presents the first edition of a list of 31 friends who had completed the year of military training and civic education, the ephebate, in Athens in the first century AD. The inscription was donated to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1887-8 by A. W. Inglis and has been in Edinburgh in the collection of National Museums Scotland, since 1954. It dates to the same year in the reign of Claudius as another list of ephebic friends in the Ashmolean Museum and among its interesting features are frequent use of hypocoristic names (short forms, used familiarly) and two Greek personal names that were previously unknown. The list also casts light on the inclusion in the ephebate at this period of young men who were not Athenian citizens. As well as onomastic analysis, our edition of the inscription locates it in its social and historical context, with the help of Chris de Lisle's recent edition of the Ashmolean inscription, AIUK 11 no. 5, and of his general study of the ephebate in Roman Athens, AIO Papers 12.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)i-iii, 1-15
Number of pages19
JournalAttic Inscriptions Online
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2022


  • inscriptions ephebes citizenship


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