, or Marmor
Parium). A marble tablet found at Paros in 1627, now placed among the Arundel Marbles in
the University Galleries at Oxford. It is written chiefly in the Attic, but partly in the
Ionian dialect, and consists of ninety-three lines, some of which are no longer complete. It
originally contained a number of dates of the political, but chiefly of the religious and
literary, history of the Greeks, from the Athenian king Cecrops to the Athenian archon
Diognetus, B.C. 264; in its present condition, however, it only goes down to B.C. 354.
All the dates are given according to Attic kings and archons, and the historical authorities
on which it depends must have been Attic authors. The origin and aim of the tablet are
unknown. It was first published by Selden in 1628; it has since been printed by Boeckh
(C. I. G.
ii. 2374), who considers the leading authority followed to be
Phanias of Eresus.