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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX A. GREEK INSCRIPTIONS. The following inscriptions in themselves afford materials for a separate work. They derive a peculiar interest from elucidating the customs, character, games, government, and language of the Ancients. For the translation and explanation of these inscriptions, the reader is indebted to the indefatigable research of Mr. Hermann Wiener. No. 1.--Page 8.--In the Valley of Caystrus. The names of Marcus Antonius joined to Greek cognomens are not unfrequent in inscriptions in this country.--Boeckh, 2767, 2785, 2811. The name of Nicephorus is also common.--Boeckh, 2835. TRALLES. No. 2.--Page 17-We know too little of the particulars in the administration of government and municipal affairs in Roman provinces to define the functions of Marcus Aurelius Arestus (?) with certainty. To the office of Eirenarchos (line 4), according to the Schol. ad Aristoph. Rati. 1103, there belonged part of the guardianship of public peace and morals; it would then, along with that of Agoranomos (line 3), have been included in the functions of a Roman yEdilis; those of the Architamias (line 6) would correspond to the functions of the Quaestor; the title of Strategos (lines 4 and 5) was given to municipal as well as to Roman officers (J. Eckhel Doctr. Num. t. iv. p. 215). Arestus was also Bularchos (line 2), t. e. President of the municipal Council (the BouX.17 or Decuriones), and Decaprotos (line 5--see another inscription published by Walpole, Travels,ii. p.541, Boeckh, 2639). The &eKairp(0roi, or, as Cicero (pro Roscio, c. 12) calls them, Decemprimi, are generally stated to have had no particular functions, but only enjoyed a superior rank in the municipal Council, of which they were a principal part, but no committee. The Gerusia, on the contrary (las...