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Title Ritual, finance, politics : Athenian democratic accounts presented to David Lewis / edited by Robin Osborne and Simon Hornblower.
Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.

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Subject Athens (Greece) -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Congresses.
Alt Name Lewis, David M. (David Malcolm)
Osborne, Robin, 1957-
Hornblower, Simon,
International Conference on "The History and Archaeology of Athenian Democracy" (1993 : Christ Church, Oxford)
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 408 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Ritual, Finance, Politics: An Account of Athenian Democracy / Robin Osborne -- 1. The 2500th Anniversary of Cleisthenes' Reforms and the Tradition of Athenian Democracy / Mogens Herman Hansen -- 2. Psephological Heroes / Nigel Spivey -- 3. Learning from History: Categories and Case-Histories / R.B. Rutherford -- 4. Comic Ridicule and Democracy / Christopher Carey -- 5. The Ostracism of Hyperbolus / P.J. Rhodes -- 6. How Violent was Athenian Society? / Gabriel Herman -- 7. Law and the Lawgiver in the Athenian Democracy / Rosalind Thomas -- 8. Aeschines and Athenian Democracy / Robin Lane Fox -- 9. Writing, Reading, and Democracy / Charles W. Hedrick, Jr. -- 10. Two New Attic Inscriptions / Angelos Matthaiou -- 11. Europe and Democracy / Eberhard Ruschenbusch -- 12. Accounts and Accountability in Classical Athens / John Davies -- 13. Freedom of Information and Accountability: The Inventory Lists of the Parthenon / Diane Harris.
Summary This book is a celebration of two thousand five hundred years of democracy. At the same time it is a collection of essays to honour the sixty-fifth birthday of David Lewis, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford. The book brings together contributions from twenty-two leading scholars from Britain. Continental Europe, Israel, and North America; its central themes are ritual (both in the religious and extended anthropological sense); finance, including the accountability principle which was basic to Athenian democracy; and politics. All represent significant new contributions in the field. The contributors pay especial attention to epigraphy (the editing and interpretation of inscriptions on stone), David Lewis's speciality. They have made full use of the newest epigraphic evidence, and discuss topics such as the purposes (including symbolic and monumental motives) for which democratic inscriptions were set up.
The Introduction locates individual contributions within the study of classical Athens and relates them to Lewis's own published work.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0198149921
OCLC # 55716517
Additional Format Print version: Ritual, finance, politics. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 0198149921 (DLC) 94028347 (OCoLC)30735020

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