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By William S. Bubelis

Students of old Athenian politics, governance, and faith have lengthy stumbled over the wealthy proof of inscriptions and literary texts that record the Athenians’ stewardship of the wealth of the gods. Likewise, Athens used to be renowned for devoting public power and cash to all issues of formality, starting from the construction of temples to significant non secular sacrifices. but, missing any enough account of ways the Athenians equipped that dedication, less the way it arose and constructed, historic historians and philologists alike have worked with just a paltry realizing of what was once a significant main issue to the Athenians themselves. That deficit of information, in flip, has limited and reduced our take hold of of alternative crucial questions surrounding Athenian society and its historical past, akin to the character of political existence in archaic Athens, and the forces underlying Athens’ imperial finances.

Hallowed Stewards heavily examines these magistracies that have been imperative to Athenian non secular efforts, and that are top defined as “sacred treasurers.” Given the vast yet fragmentary facts to be had to us, which is composed generally of inscriptions yet comprises such texts because the ps.-Aristotelian Constitution of the Athenians, no catalog-like method of those places of work might accurately surround their info, less their wider value. through situating the sacred treasurers inside of a broader non secular and historic framework, Hallowed Stewards not just offers an incisive portrait of the treasurers themselves but additionally elucidates how sacred estate and public finance alike constructed in historical Athens.

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Scholars of old Athenian politics, governance, and faith have lengthy stumbled over the wealthy proof of inscriptions and literary texts that rfile the Athenians’ stewardship of the wealth of the gods. Likewise, Athens used to be renowned for devoting public power and cash to all concerns of formality, starting from the construction of temples to significant spiritual sacrifices.

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