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VII.— THE CREATION OF THE TRIBE PTOLEMAIS 
AT ATHENS. 1 

(Additional Notes.) 

The archon for the year 229/8 should have a name of not 
more than ten letters (IG. II. 859). I have suggested the 
name XvmOtiSri's for this year (A. J. P. XXXIV, p. 409). It 
should be noted that it is also possible to restore Alexandros 
or Pythokritos. From the forms of the letters in IG. II. 862, 
I should infer that Pythokritos belonged to the last decade of 
the century if not later. Alexandros has been dated by 
Buecheler ca. 230 (Index Herculanensis Academicorum Philo- 
sophorum, 1869, p. 17; cf. Ferguson, Athenian Archons, p. 
35), and his name is the most logical restoration in IG. II. 
859, line 1. 

If Alexandros is dated in 229/8, Lysitheides must be placed 
ca. 250-245 or more probably ca. 210-200 b. c. (cf. Wilhelm, 
Oesterr. Jahres., 1902, p. 130, n. 1). 

The date of IG. II. 431 must be reconsidered in the light of 
Roussel's restoration of the deme of the secretary (Ee'na 1912, 
p. 85). Professor Ferguson has kindly written that we should 
read [' Ay] KvXffiev or possibly ['A'jvKvX.ijdev. In that case Arche- 
laos II. may be dated by the secretary-cycle in 194/3, assum- 
ing that the meeting of the assembly in the Eleusinion was 
after the celebration of the Mysteries in 195/4. This is more 
satisfactory than my original date for this archon in 191/0. 
Ankyle was divided between Attalis and Aigeis, and we might 
also date the decree in 192/1, but the latter date is much 
less likely. 

I wish to thank Professor W. S. Ferguson and Mr. C. W. 
Blegen, Secretary of the American School of Classical Studies 
at Athens, for furnishing information about inscriptions in the 
Epigraphical Museum at Athens. Both agree with me in 
reading Alpha as the initial letter of the deme in IG. II. 2 791 

'See A. J. P. XXXIV 381-417. 



80 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY. 

(II. 334), though the photograph which I published does not 
show the cross-bar very clearly. Both confirm Roussel's read- 
ing of IG. II. 5. 381b, and Mr. Blegen adds that a small 
additional fragment has been found which puts the matter 
beyond dispute. IG. II. 5. 381b accordingly remains in 227/6. 

Allan Chester Johnson. 

Princeton.