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The decrees of the Greek states /
by P.J. Rhodes with the late David M. Lewis.
imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997.
description
xiv, 640 p.
ISBN
0198149735 (hb)
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imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997.
isbn
0198149735 (hb)
catalogue key
1502309
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
The many states of the ancient greek world were governed by small councils and assemblies of adult male citizens. The decisions of these bodies took the form of decrees. This book collects the evidence for decrees, many of which were inscribed on stone or metal, or appear in literary texts - either directly quoted, or indirectly reported. This evidence is used by Professor Rhodes, with Professor Lewis, to study the decision-making procedures of the Greek states, and the extent to which the citizens were actively involved in those procedures from the sixth century BC to the fourth century AD. An introductory section on Athens shows what questions can be asked and what answers can be given when there is a good supply of epigraphic material and literary texts. This is followed by the catalogue, systematically chronicling the usage of individual states throughout the Greek world with brief discussions of the interesting features in each case. The final section disusses the language of the decrees and the working of the political machinery that they reveal.
Long Description
This book collects the evidence for decrees through which the states of the ancient Greek world were governed and uses the evidence to study the decision-making procedures and the extent to which the citizens were actively involved. The book consists of a catalogue of the evidence for 1200+ city states, introduced by a discussion of the Athenian evidence, and with a conclusion in which the language of the decrees and the working of the political machinery in various cities is analyzed.
Main Description
Professor Rhodes, with Professor Lewis, has collected the evidence for decrees through which the states of the ancient Greek world were governed, and uses the evidence to study the decision-making procedures and the extent to which the citizens were actively involved.
Main Description
The many states of the ancient greek world were governed by small councils and assemblies of adult male citizens. The decisions of these bodies took the form of decrees. This book collects the evidence for decrees, many of which were inscribed on stone or metal, or appear in literary texts -either directly quoted, or indirectly reported. This evidence is used by Professor Rhodes, with Professor Lewis, to study the decision-making procedures of the Greek states, and the extent to which the citizens were actively involved in those procedures from the sixth century BC to the fourthcentury AD. An introductory section on Athens shows what questions can be asked and what answers can be given when there is a good supply of epigraphic material and literary texts. This is followed by the catalogue, systematically chronicling the usage of individual states throughout the Greek world withbrief discussions of the interesting features in each case. The final section disusses the language of the decrees and the working of the political machinery that they reveal.
Table of Contents
References
Introductionp. 1
Athensp. 3
The Enactment of Decreesp. 11
Hellenistic and Roman Athensp. 35
Cataloguesp. 63
Argolid and North-East Peloponnesep. 67
Laconia and Messeniap. 79
Arcadiap. 87
Elisp. 93
Achaeap. 97
Megaridp. 109
Boeotiap. 114
Delphip. 126
Dorisp. 141
Phocisp. 142
Opuntian Locrisp. 146
Ozolian Locrisp. 148
Aetoliap. 151
Acarnaniap. 160
Islands of Ionian Seap. 163
Thessalyp. 166
Epirus and Illyriap. 182
Macedoniap. 187
Thrace from the Nestus to the Bosporusp. 195
Moesia and Pontic Thracep. 198
North Shore of Black Seap. 203
Aegean Islandsp. 210
Cretep. 299
Western Greeksp. 314
Cariap. 322
Ioniap. 355
Lydiap. 398
Aeolisp. 405
Troasp. 409
Mysiap. 415
Bithyniap. 422
Paphlagoniap. 425
Pontusp. 425
Galatiap. 426
Phrygiap. 428
Pisidiap. 432
Pamphyliap. 434
Lyciap. 435
Isauriap. 447
Lycaoniap. 447
Ciliciap. 448
Cyprusp. 451
Cappadociap. 453
Susianap. 454
Mediap. 454
Persisp. 455
Babyloniap. 455
Syriap. 456
Egyptp. 461
Cyrenaicap. 470
The Greek Worldp. 473
Probouleusisp. 475
An Active Assemblyp. 502
Democracy and Freedomp. 528
The Form of Decreesp. 550
Bibliographyp. 565
Indexesp. 579
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