Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attika

Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attika

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by Robin Osborne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521619262

ISBN-13: 9780521619264

Pub. Date: 02/17/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Demos is a study of a classical city-state. It is the first attempt to provide an integrated account which gives due attention to the countryside as well as the urban areas of a polis. Concentrating on classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological evidence is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the nature of settlement in the countryside and explores how

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Demos is a study of a classical city-state. It is the first attempt to provide an integrated account which gives due attention to the countryside as well as the urban areas of a polis. Concentrating on classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological evidence is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the nature of settlement in the countryside and explores how this relates to the farming of the land, the exploitation of mineral resources, and the nature of political participation in both local and central politics. Further studies reveal the way in which the countryside was structured by religious institutions and cults and by the nature of the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2005
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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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