Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy
Dēmos is a publication of The Stoa: a Consortium for Scholarly Publication in the Humanities, and has greatly benefited from the infrastructure, expertise, and friendship of that institution and everyone involved with it, especially Anne Mahoney and Ross Scaife. Dēmos would not exist without The Perseus Project and its editor-in-chief, Gregory Crane. This project has also profited from an association with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, under the wise direction of Gregory Nagy. Hugh Cayless, of OASIS and the UNC Digital Library Project, is responsible for writing the Transcoder that allows this site to display Greek; we are deeply indebted to him. Thomas Martin and Neel Smith of The College of the Holy Cross have been instrumental throughout the lifetime of the project. The earliest work on Dēmos was supported by grants from Furman University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Starting PointsThe Evidence for Athenian Democracy · Christopher BlackwellNecessary Context: descriptions of the ancient genres, authors, and works that form our textual evidence for Athenian democracy · Christopher Blackwell, Christopher Cotten, David Phillips, & Hershal Pleasant.An Introduction to the Athenian Democracy · Christopher BlackwellA Brief Early History of Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Overview, History, & InstitutionsThe Assembly of the People · Christopher BlackwellThe Council of 500: the institution · Christopher BlackwellThe Council of 500: its history · Christopher BlackwellThe Council of the Areopagus · Christopher BlackwellLegislation under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher BlackwellSpecial Investigations under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Biographies, Images, & ArgumentsCimon · Christopher BlackwellEphialtes · Christopher BlackwellScythian Archers: policing Athens · Elizabeth BaughmanPoetry and the Dēmos: State Regulation of a Civic Possession · Casey DuéPortraits of historical individuals · Amy SmithThe Eponymous Heroes of Athens · Amy SmithImages of personifications of political ideas · Amy SmithA Bibliography of Democratic Art · Amy Smith
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