By Roger Luckhurst
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1); as a recent arrival who had not held the archontate, Dion would not be among the first speakers of the day. 25 Or. 14‑15, he briefly states his reasons for declining the offer of an archontate. The contrast between the two sections is striking. 26 For a discussion of the nature and development of the honorific inscription as a genre, see Quass 1993, 29‑35. 27 Ameling, IK 27 p. 17. 28 Fernoux 2004, 321, tab. 14. 29 Dölger 1927, 10‑11; also 67‑71. Some titles used in the fiscal administration of the fourth and fifth century, such as dioiketês, survived the feudalization of the Byzantine empire and remained in use as late as the twelfth century.
On reflection, neither scenario seems likely. In any case, the archaeological e silentio argument for the absence of a Flavian wall is somewhat dubious, since the investigators likewise failed to find remains of a Hellenistic wall (which is known to have existed). Accepting the dating of Schneider (1938) for the plaster-faced wall at the north gate to the Hadrianic period, a more probable sequence of events is the following: due to the extension of the urban area in the early Flavian period, the Hellenistic defensive circuit was abandoned on three sides of the city (but retained towards the west).
Their order is not chronological, but loosely thematical: the collection opens with the four so-called 38 Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia “kingship speeches” to the emperor Trajan, and the “municipal” orations are grouped between Or. 38 and Or. 17 The corpus includes two speeches (37 and 64) that are not by Dion himself, possibly by his pupil Favorinus. One would obviously like to know how the speeches came to be preserved. Were Dion’s municipal orations extempore performances taken down in shorthand by city clerks, or noted down by his admiring pupils sitting among the audience?
Alien (BFI Film Classics) by Roger Luckhurst