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dc.contributor.authorHernández, Julia Claire
dc.description.abstractModern scholarly approaches to Lindos anagraphe, a 1st century BC inscription recording votive offerings at the Rhodian temple of Athena Lindia, have used the anachronistic term “forgery” to refer to its chronologically impossible Heroic Era dedications. Using Paul Veyne’s theory of “sincere forgery” as an interpretive framework, this thesis evaluates the “epigraphic invention” of these votives according to Hellenistic rather than modern definitions of forgery. Chapter One reviews previous approaches to the text and problematizes the use of the term “forgery” to describe it. Chapter Two contextualizes the anagraphe within the ancient practice of displaying Heroic Era votives in temple settings and evaluates this practice vis-à-vis ancient definitions of forgery. Chapter Three uses Hans Joachim Gehrke’s theory of intentional history to explore how the anagraphe’s Heroic Era votives, when considerd as products of “sincere forgery,” grant new insight into the socio-political, intellectual, and religious contexts of the Hellenistic Rhodian milieu in which the text was created. An epilogue compares the anagraphe to the recent case of the Iruña-Valeia forgeries in Spain’s Basque Country, highlighting the contrast between ancient and modern perceptions of the technique of “epigraphic invention.”
dc.subjectLindos anagraphe, ancient forgery, sincere forgery, Hellenistic Rhodes, epigraphic invention, Heroic Era votives, dedicatory inscriptions, intentional history
dc.titleThe Lindos anagraphe
dc.title.alternative"forging" a heroic past in Hellenistic Rhodes?
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeErika Hermanowicz
dc.description.committeeNancy Felson

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