La datation du début de la troisième guerre sacrée. Retour sur l'interprétation des comptes de Delphes.

Translated title of the contribution: The dating of the beginning of the Third Sacred War. The interpretation of the Delphic accounts revisited

François-Dominique Deltenre

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Abstract

The chronology proposed by CID II for the Third Sacred War is not as assured as may appear at first sight. One must keep in mind that the reconstructions proposed there constitute no more than one possibility among others. The numbering of the pylées provides an excellent example: J. Bousquet connects it to the levying of the phocidian fine in the period after the Peace of Philokrates, but other readings remain possible, even preferable. Moreover, the dating of the occupation of the sanctuary to the end of the archonship of Herakleios is based on the testimony of Pausanias, on this point very much subject to caution, as well as a very slanted reading of CID II 10 and CID II 31. Only the absence of a reunion of the college under Aristoxenos in the autumn appears to constitute a certain indicator of the phocidian occupation of the sanctuary.
Translated title of the contributionThe dating of the beginning of the Third Sacred War. The interpretation of the Delphic accounts revisited
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)97-116
Number of pages20
JournalBulletin de Correspondance Hellénique
Volume134
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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