Inscriptions from RI.Prov.BU

The Department of Classics at Brown University has a small collection of about sixty squeezes of classical-period Greek inscriptions, mostly made from stones in the Epigraphic Museum in Athens, including portions of the Athenian Tribute Lists. The U.S. Epigraphy Project possesses six squeezes of Roman Greek inscriptions from Sultandağı, Turkey, which were donated to USEP in 2001 by Lloyd Jonnes, who had made them in preparation for his publication in 2002 of The Inscriptions of the Sultan Dagi I (Philomelion, Thymbrion/Hadrianopolis, Tyraion) in the Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien series (no. 62). All these squeezes were catalogued and partially transcribed (in xml EpiDoc) by Scott DiGiulio in 2012. A checklist of the squeezes identified by their numbers in Inscriptiones Graecae and with metadata about the sections of text preserved is available upon request from the U.S. Epigraphy Project.

The main building of the Classics Department, MacFarlane Hall, houses in its front hall two full-scale plaster casts, one of a section of the Parthenon relief frieze, the other of a well-known Athenian grave stele of Hegeso, daughter of Proxenios (ca. 410-400 BCE). These once belonged to Pembroke College and were transferred in the 1960s to Brown's University Hall, where they were rescued from destruction in 1998 by then Dean of the College (and current Professor of History and Classics at Brown) Ken Sacks, who had them transferred to the Classics Department and installed in MacFarlane House, where they remain. Unlike the original stele, which is currently on display in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (NAMA 3624) and is virtually intact, the Brown cast is broken away at the lower right corner and is chipped on the face in various places. When and by whom the casts were made remains unknown.

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