Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attikaby Robin Osborne
Pub. Date: 04/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first attempt to provide an integrated account of a classical city-state, giving due attention to the countryside as well as the urban areas of the polis. Establishes the nature of settlement and explores how it relates to agricultural development, political participation, and religious institutions.
Table of Contents
List of maps; List of plates; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The polis and its politai; Part I. The Central Thesis: 2. The pattern of settlement of classical Attika; 3. The pattern of land-holding in classical Attika; 4. Demes and democracy: local politics and the politics of locality; 5. Athenian stone resources and their exploitation; 6. Patterns of exploitation in the Athenian silver mines; 7. Kinsmen and neighbours, choosing and using; 8. The religious factor: confirmation or alternative?; Conclusion; 9. The replacement of Athens; Appendices; Plates; Notes; Index of passages cited; General index.
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