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Demos
The Discovery of Classical Attika

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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521619264

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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.

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521619264
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 139 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.403kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 10 maps 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Robin Osborne, Magdalen College, Oxford

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