9780199645794

Marathon Fighters and Men of Maple Ancient Acharnai

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    9780199645794

  • ISBN10:

    0199645795

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/15/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

In ancient Athenian democracy there were one hundred and thirty-nine official demes, or recognized population centres, which formed the foundation of the political system introduced by Kleisthenes in 508/7 BC. Enrolment in one of these demes was a prerequisite for citizenship and participation in the Athenian socio-political system. Acharnai was by far the largest of the Kleisthenic demes and one of the best known from the ancient sources, most notably Thucydides and Aristophanes' comedy Acharnians; it therefore provides a rare opportunity for a comprehensive investigation into the workings of a rural deme.

In this volume, Kellogg combines literary, prosopographical, epigraphical, and archaeological evidence to create an encompassing overview of this dynamic and historical settlement with a well-developed identity and unique traditions. Such an investigation also functions as a corrective to a 'one size fits all' approach to rural Attica, which privileges the city and its political and economic opportunities over the countryside where most of the Athenian citizenry lived. This volume constitutes a new and distinctive contribution to the study of ancient Athens, and is a major advance in the analysis of the critically important role of the Attic demes in the economic, political, social, and religious structures of Athenian democracy.

Author Biography


Danielle L. Kellogg is Assistant Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She has previously published several articles on various aspects of Greek history and epigraphy.

Table of Contents


Preface
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Acharnai, the largest of the demes of Attica: Site and Settlement
2. For their hoplites numbered three thousand: Demography and Population
3. And he made all the inhabitants in each of the demes fellow-demesmen of each Other: Politics and Economics
4. Famous of old for brave men: Identity and Stereotypes
5. Many of the citizens never visited the city even for the festivals: Religion
Conspectus
Appendix I
An Acharnian Gazetteer
Appendix II
Acharnian Inscriptions
Appendix III
A Prosopography of Acharnai
Bibliography
Index

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