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Title: Euergetes and Euergesia in Inscriptions for Public Benefactors from Macedonia
Author(s): XYDOPOULOS, Ioannis K.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 17 Date: 2018
This paper is a presentation of inscriptions in which Roman officials and local citizens are honoured by the cities of Macedonia as benefactors. Immediately after the Roman conquest, the term euergetes is not attested in inscriptions for local benefactors, while the Romans are named as such. The term appears for Greeks ca. the mid-1st century BC, thus implying the creation of a new Macedonian elite. I incline towards another suggestion, since there is evidence that the members of the old elites continued to play a vital part in their cities.