Inscribed Athenian Laws and Decrees 352 1 322 1 BC

From then until the end of the classical Athenian democracy in 322/1 the flow of data improves considerably, thanks largely to an increase in the dating information supplied by the prescripts of inscribed Athenian decrees.

Inscribed Athenian Laws and Decrees 352 1 322 1 BC

This collection of eighteen papers makes wide-ranging original contributions to the study of the inscribed laws and decrees of the city of Athens, 352/1-322/1 BC, laying the groundwork for the author’s new edition of these inscriptions, IG II3 1, 2.

Inscribed Athenian Laws and Decrees in the Age of Demosthenes

Henry, A.S. 1977: The prescripts of Athenian decrees. Mnemosyne Supplement 49, Leiden. IALD: S. D. Lambert, Inscribed Athenian laws and decrees 352/1–322/1 BC. Epigraphical essays, Leiden, 2012. Kourouniotes, K. 1927/28: “Τὸ ἱερὸν τοῦ ...

Inscribed Athenian Laws and Decrees in the Age of Demosthenes

This volume collects twelve historical papers, some published here for the first time, in which Stephen Lambert explores the implications of the inscribed Athenian laws and decrees for the history of Athens in the age of Demosthenes.

Decrees of Fourth Century Athens 403 2 322 1 BC Volume 2 Political and Cultural Perspectives

2.5 Close Attention to Decrees? 2.5.1 Expertise It has been observed that over the course of the fourth century there was an increase in the amount of detail that appears in the prescript of Athenian decrees, with elements such as the ...

Decrees of Fourth Century Athens  403 2   322 1 BC   Volume 2  Political and Cultural Perspectives

Decree-making is a defining aspect of ancient Greek political activity: it was the means by which city-state communities went about deciding to get things done. This two-volume work provides a new view of the decree as an institution within the framework of fourth-century Athenian democratic political activity. Volume 1 consists of a comprehensive account of the literary evidence for decrees of the fourth-century Athenian assembly. Volume 2 analyses how decrees and decree-making, by offering both an authoritative source for the narrative of the history of the Athenian demos and a legitimate route for political self-promotion, came to play an important role in shaping Athenian democratic politics. Peter Liddel assesses ideas about, and the reality of, the dissemination of knowledge of decrees among both Athenians and non-Athenians and explains how they became significant to the wider image and legacy of the Athenians.

Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

Henry concluded his study of the prescripts of Athenian decrees with the observation that secretaries were never bound to include all the information at their disposal in the prescripts of inscribed decrees.138 Their failure to include ...

Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods. Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival of inscribed stelai, slabs of marble on which were published decrees, treaties, financial accounts, and other state documents. Working largely from evidence supplied by such inscriptions, Sickinger demonstrates that their texts actually represented only a small part of Athenian record keeping. More numerous and more widely used, he says, were archival texts written on wooden tablets or papyri that were made, and often kept for extended periods of time, by Athenian officials. Beginning with the legislation of Drakon in the seventh century B.C., Sickinger traces the growing use of written records by the Athenian state over the next three centuries, concluding with an examination of the Metroon, the state archive of Athens, during the fourth century. Challenging assumptions about ancient Athenian literacy, democracy, and society, Sickinger argues that the practical use and preservation of laws, decrees, and other state documents were hallmarks of Athenian public life from the earliest times.

The Macedonians in Athens 322 229 B C

Anagrapheis The most significant and revolutionary change in the epigraphical record at Athens under the oligarchy is the appearance of the office of anagrapheus at the head or in the prescript of the state decrees.

The Macedonians in Athens  322 229 B C

For a century following the end of the Lamian War in 322 B.C., Athens' harbour at Pireus was almost constantly occupied by a Macedonian garrison. The Macedonian presence dealt a crucial blow to Athenian independence and Athenian democracy, initiating the first in a long and intermittent series of foreign occupations. The twenty-eight papers in this volume are based on an international conference hosted by the University of Athens in May 2001, and focus on various aspects of Athenian art, archaeology and history in the century of Macedonian domination. They consider Athens' new role as a political stepping stone for potential Successors to the throne of Macedon - Cassander, Demetrios Poliorketes and Antigonos Gonatas were each able to secure Macedonia by using Athens as a power base - and the ways in which Athenian culture was affected by the Macedonian presence. They contribute to the ongoing debate about the reasons for the Macedonian ascendancy, the degree of independence accorded Athens by their Macedonian overlords, the third-century archon list, and changes in Athenian art and architecture.

The Athenian Ecclesia

5 Cf. W. K. Pritchett and O. Neugebauer , The Calendars of Athens ( Cambridge [ Mass . ] 1947 ) 78 . ... The term εκκλησία σύγκλητος is not discussed by A. S. Henry in The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees ( Leyden 1977 ) .

The Athenian Ecclesia

The first volume of The Athenian Ecclesia covers the author's articles on the subject in the period 1976-1983 on the working and functioning of the Athenian assembly. The book covers a variety of elements in the discussion of the Ecclesia, such as how many members the assembly consisted of, how they met and voted, concepts of nomos, psephisma, demos, dicasterion, and a comparative analysis on the Ecclesia and the Swiss Landsgemeinde.

The Athenian Ecclesia II

The reform is briefly mentioned by A. S. Henry , The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees ( Leyden 1977 ) 32 . 7 For decrees of the boule see P. J. Rhodes , The Athenian Boule ( Oxford 1972 ) 8287 , 271–72 . Decrees of the boule only ...

The Athenian Ecclesia II

The second volume of The Athenian Ecclesia covers the author's articles on the subject in the period 1983-1989 on the working and functioning of the Athenian assembly. The book covers a variety of elements in the discussion of the Ecclesia, such as politicians, the political organisation of Attica, how the assembly met and what and of whom it consisted.

Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Hedrick, C. W. (1999), 'Democracy and the Athenian Epigraphical Habit', Hesperia, 68: 387–439. (2000a), 'For Anyone Who Wishes to See', AncW 31: 127–33 ... (1977), The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees, Mnemosyne suppl. 49 (Leiden: Brill).

Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

A fresh approach to the old problem of the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. Using modern political theory as a springboard, Peter Liddel argues that the ancient Athenians held liberty to consist of the substantial obligations (political, financial, and military) of citizenship.

The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes

Princeton , NJ , 271-313 . Henry , A.S. 1977 : The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees . Leiden . –1983 : Honours and Privileges in Athenian Decrees . Hildesheim . -1989 : ' Provisions for the Payment of Athenian Decrees , ' ZPE 78 , 247-95 ...

The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes

The Athenian democracy of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. is the most famous and perhaps most nearly perfect example of direct democracy. Covering the period 403-322 B.C., Mogens Herman Hansen focuses on the crucial last thirty years, which coincided with the political career of Demosthenes. Hansen distinguishes between the city's seven political institutions: the Assembly, the nomothetai, the People's Court, the boards of magistrates, the Council of Five Hundred, the Areopagos, and ho boulomenos. He discusses how Athenians conceived liberty both as the ability to participate in the decision-making process and as the right to live without oppression from the state or other citizens. Equality was conceived of as an equality not of nature but of opportunity.

Athens and Athenian Democracy

Headlam, J.W. (1891) Election by lot at Athens. Cambridge; 2nd edn revised by D.C. MacGregor ... (1978) 'Greek maenadism from Olympias to Messalina', HSCP 82: 121–60. ... Henry, A.S. (1977) The prescripts of Athenian decrees. Leiden.

Athens and Athenian Democracy

Constructs a distinctive view of classical Athens, a view which takes seriously the evidence of archaeology and of art history.

Greek Historical Inscriptions 404 323 BC

( A. 2 ) was the last month of the Athenian year , and Funke has suggested that Conon arrived shortly before that ... of information provided in the headings and prescripts of Athenian decrees : this is the earliest surviving decree ...

Greek Historical Inscriptions  404 323 BC

This volume is a successor to the second volume of M. N. Tod's Selection of Greek Historical Inscriptions (OUP, 1948). It provides an up-to-date selection - with introduction, Greek texts, English translations, and commentaries which cater for the needs of today's students - of inscriptions which are important for the study of Greek history in the fourth century BC. The texts chosen illuminate not only the mainstream of Greek political and military history, but also institutional, social, economic, and religious life. To emphasize the importance of inscriptions as physical objects, a number of photographs have been included.

Kinship in Ancient Athens

1988a: 'The temple and cult of Apollo Patroos in Athens', AJA 92: 185–210. —— 1988b: 'An honorific phratry ... 1991: 'Phratry shrines of Attica and Athens', Hesperia 60:241–68 ... S. 1977: The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees.

Kinship in Ancient Athens

The concept of kinship is at the heart of understanding not only the structure and development of a society, but also the day-to-day interactions of its citizens. Kinship in Ancient Athens aims to illuminate both of these issues by providing a comprehensive account of the structures and perceptions of kinship in Athenian society, covering the archaic and classical periods from Drakon and Solon up to Menander. Drawing on decades of research into a wide range of epigraphic, literary, and archaeological sources, and on S. C. Humphreys' expertise in the intersections between ancient history and anthropology, it not only puts a wealth of data at readers' fingertips, but subjects it to rigorous analysis. By utilizing an anthropological approach to reconstruct patterns of behaviour it is able to offer us an ethnographic 'thick description' of ancient Athenians' interaction with their kin that offers insights into a range of social contexts, from family life, rituals, and economic interactions, to legal matters, politics, warfare, and more. The work is arranged into two volumes, both utilizing the same anthropological approach to ancient sources. Volume I explores interactions and conflicts shaped by legal and economic constraints (adoption, guardianship, marriage, inheritance, property), as well as more optional relationships in the field of ritual (naming, rites de passage, funerals and commemoration, dedications, cultic associations) and political relationships, both formal (Assembly, Council) and informal (hetaireiai). Among several important and novel topics discussed are the sociological analysis of names and nicknames, the features of kin structure that advantaged or disadvantaged women in legal disputes, and the economic relations of dependence and independence between fathers and sons. Volume II deals with corporate groups recruited by patrifiliation and explores the role of kinship in these subdivisions of the citizen body: tribes and trittyes (both pre-Kleisthenic and Kleisthenic), phratries, genê, and demes. The section on the demes stresses variety rather than common features, and provides comprehensive information on location and prosopography in a tribally organized catalogue.

Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

Goldhill Simon, Simon Goldhill, Robin Osborne, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill, University Lecturer ... Henry , A. S. ( 1977 ) The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees .

Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy

This 1999 book discusses the ways performance is central to the practice and ideology of Athenian democracy.

Literacy and Democracy in Fifth Century Athens

(1996) 'Writing and Literacy in the Archaic Greek City' in Energeia. ... Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben: 57-77- Harvey, F.D. (1966) 'Literacy in the Athenian Democracy', REGjy. 585-635. ... Henry, A. (1977) The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees.

Literacy and Democracy in Fifth Century Athens

The first full study of the relationship between literacy and democracy in fifth-century Athens. Through a close analysis of key democratic institutions, such as ostracism, the Council of 500, and the demes and tribes, Missiou argues that literacy was widespread among the common citizens of Athens.

Taming Democracy

Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens Harvey Yunis. should be aiming at the interests ... *See Henry (1977) 1–33 on the prescripts of Athenian decrees of the fifth and early fourth centuries. Decrees that were approved by the ...

Taming Democracy

How does one speak to a large, diverse mass of ordinary, sovereign citizens and persuade them to render wise decisions? For Thucydides, Plato, and Demosthenes, who observed classical Athenian democracy in action, this was an urgent question. Harvey Yunis looks at how these three—historian, philosopher, politician respectively—explored the instructive potential of political rhetoric as a means of "taming democracy," Plato's metaphor for controlling the fractious demos through language. Yunis offers new insights into the ideas of the three thinkers: Thucydides' bipolar model of Periclean versus demagogic rhetoric; Plato's engagement with political rhetoric in the Gorgias, the Phaedrus, and the Laws; and Demosthenes' attempt both to instruct and to persuade his political audience. Yunis illuminates both the concrete historical problem of political deliberation in Athens and the intellectual and literary responses that the problem evoked. Few, if any, other books on classical Athens afford such a combination of perspectives from history, drama, philosophy, and politics. Writing with unusual clarity and cogency, Yunis translates all texts and explains the relevant issues. His book can profitably be read by anyone concerned with the issues at the heart of classical and contemporary democracy.

An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods from Alexander the Great Down to the Reign of Constantine 323 B C A D 337

See Alan S. Henry , The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees , Mnemosyne Bibliotheca Classica Batava ( Lugduni Batavorum : E. J. Brill , 1977 ) ; Rhodes , Athenian Boule , 64-68 ; Albert Billheimer , " Amendments in Athenian Decrees ...

An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods from Alexander the Great Down to the Reign of Constantine  323 B C  A D  337

Greek inscriptions form a valuable resource for the study of every aspect of life and death in the Greco-Roman world. They are primary witnesses to society's laws and institutions; social structures; public cults and private associations; and, of course, language. An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy provides students and classicists with the tools to take advantage of the social and historical weight of these treasures. The book begins by examining letter forms, ancient names, and ancient calendars, knowledge of which is essential in reading inscriptions of all kinds. B. H. McLean discusses the classification of inscriptions into their various categories and analyzes particular types of inscriptions, including decrees, honorary inscriptions, dedications, funerary inscriptions, and manumission inscriptions. Finally, McLean includes special topics that bear upon the interpretation of specific features of inscriptions, such as Greek and Roman administrative titles and functions. Well-organized and clear as well as insightful and original, McLean's Introduction to Greek Epigraphy is an excellent source for beginners, nonspecialists, and specialists alike. The volume will be useful to students and scholars studying epigraphy and to those who study politics, governmental organization, archaeology, and ancient history or culture. B. H. McLean is Professor of New Testament, Knox College, University of Toronto.

Greek Epigraphy and Religion

Some Considerations about Space and Ritual in the Greek Polis.” In R. Hägg (ed.), The Role of Religion in the Early Greek Polis, 55–65. Stockholm. Henry, A.S. 1977. The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees (Mnemosyne Suppl. 49). Leiden.

Greek Epigraphy and Religion

Greek Epigraphy and Religion explores the insights provided by inscribed texts into the religious practices of the ancient Greek world. The papers study material ranging geographically from Epiros to Egypt and chronologically from the Classical to the Roman period.

The Regime of Demetrius of Phalerum in Athens 317 307 BCE

The Sovereignty of the People's Court in Athens in the Fourth Century and the Public Action against ... The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles and Ideology. ... The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees.

The Regime of Demetrius of Phalerum in Athens  317 307 BCE

This work draws upon a close re-examination of the literary and epigraphic evidence to offer new understandings of Athenian history during the decade-long rule (317-307 BCE) of the accomplished Peripatetic scholar and renowned legislator, Demetrius of Phalerum.

Law Rhetoric and Comedy in Classical Athens

Hansen, M.H. and Mitchel, F.W. 1984 'The number of ecclesiai in fourth-century Athens', SO 59, 13–19. Henry, A.S. 1977 The Prescripts of Athenian Decrees, Mnem. Supp. 49, Leiden. Lanni, A.M. 1997 'Spectator sport or serious politics? oi ...

Law  Rhetoric and Comedy in Classical Athens

An international cast of distinguished scholars here offers seventeen new contributions on the detail and development of Athenian law; the life, work, and political background of the Attic orators; and the intersection of Attic Comedy with Athenian law, politics, and society. In their detailed and careful use of evidence and deep awareness of social and historical contexts, the essays aspire to standards set by their distinguished honorand, Professor D.M. MacDowell.