The Law of Epikrates of 354/3 B.C.

by M. B. Richardson

Hesperia, Volume 90, Issue 4
Page(s): 685-746
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.90.4.0685
Year: 2021


Presented here is the first edition of "the law of Epikrates" (Agora I 7495), an Athenian law inscribed on a marble stele and enacted in 354/3 B.C., during the archonship of Diotimos, on the seventh day of the prytany of the Attic tribe Antiochis. This law, or nomos, was resolved by the Athenian lawgivers (the nomothetai), who are engaged here with the cult of Hephaistos and Athena Hephaistia and with the Athenian silver mint. The text provides information about matters taken up by the nomothetai and about the resources they marshaled to address them. An appendix sets this law within the context of other 4th-century Athenian nomoi on stone.