Wednesday 24 June 2015

Notes on early Boeotian inscriptions

Mantiklos (twice only) is CEG I 326 (note the formation and spelling of χαρίϝετταν and, apparently, -οι as a dative singular ending in ϝεκαβόλοι ἀργυροτόξσοι). Anne Jeffery's notes include a drawing of the statuette.

Red alphabet features (as Colvin, no. 12, p. 102): <Χ> for ξ (as in Latin; here followed by a sigma) in ἀργυροτόξσοι and <Ψ> at the start of χαρίϝετταν.

Colvin takes Mantiklos as a hypocoristic for (*)Μαντι-κλείδας. LGPN does not know this name, but has 7 instances of Μαντικλῆς (of which two have an illegible ending), 1 of the Thessalian/Boeotian spelling -κλεῖς, and 1 of the feminine Μαντικλέα.

Echestrotos (unique) is CEG I 334 (but a supplemented text is available as SEG XXIX 449). The second element of the name is Aeolic for *Ἐχέστρατος. Genuine initial and intervocalic digammas are evident (n.b. ποιϝ- < *kwoi-u-: Schwyzer, nos. 101, 105 [ποιϝέσανς], 418.18, 440.8 and 9 [but not 7], and IG IV 1580 [Saronic]). Anne Jeffery's notes on this one include a drawing of the Mantiklos dedication.

The other drawings include:
5 olim 4) Schwyzer 440.10 [= Buck, no. 38.1];
2b) Schwyzer 440.12 [= Buck, no. 38.2];
2a) Schwyzer 440.12b;
4 olim 8) IG VII 2729;
6 olim 5) SEG XXXI 525
For the epithet of Apollo, see LSJ s.v. κηρύκειος.

See further the notes on the cantharus of Mogea (a unique name) and the stele set up by Amphalkes.

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