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Title: La ‘presenza’ dei re negli archivi delle poleis ellenistiche
Authors: Boffo, Laura
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Laura Boffo, "La ‘presenza’ dei re negli archivi delle poleis ellenistiche", in: Michele Faraguna (edited by), "Archives and archival documents in ancient societies: Legal documents in ancient societies IV, Trieste 30 September - 1 October 2011", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2013, pp. 201- 244.
In the Hellenistic period the archival behaviour of the Greek poleis experienced an important increase and development, out of need for negotiating relationships with the kings and keeping the related documents. This essay focuses on the diverse categories of records generated by the royal administration and on their locations in the city archives, along with the related internal files and throughout the resultant chains of documents. Royal letters and ordonnances are investigated along with the city records of royal taxation or fiscal exemption, the documentary consequences of ruler cult and euergetic subscriptions of kings and queens, the calendar correspondence and relationship with the royal bookkeeping. A final topic is the common need for the historical players to preserve the documents of a long-standing administrative relationship in the concerned area, as a legitimate precedent for the future rulers.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-460-2
Appears in Collections:01. Archives and archival documents in ancient societies

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