Greek cities often honored as benefactors (euergetai) foreigners who had not performed any benefactions or whose benefactions were not worthy of their rewards. In the relationship between cities and their own citizens, however, this practice was exceptional. Rather, we find the opposite phenomenon: during a long phase in the history of euergetism citizens did not normally receive honors for their benefactions. This article examines this double - and asymmetric - inconsistency between the image of the benefactors and their deeds.
|Translated title of the contribution||Contradictions and asymmetry in Greek evergetism: Foreign benefactors and citizens between image and reality, DHA 32/1, 2006, 9-23|
|Journal||Dialogues d'Histoire Ancienne|
|State||Published - 2005|
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