The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Athenian Tribute Lists III

by Benjamin D. Meritt, H. T. Wade-Gery, and Malcolm F. McGregor

386 pp,
8" x 11"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-913-1
Publication Date: Nov 1950
Status: Out of Print

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Description:
This book is the third of four volumes presenting the standard text of, and commentary on, the inscriptions that have come to be known as the “Athenian Tribute Lists.” Through the tribute lists, historians have been able to study the extent and nature of the Athenian empire that grew out of the Delian League established to combat the Persians in 478/7 B.C. The inscriptions provide evidence of the money paid to Athens by other members of the League after the tribute treasury was moved from Delos to Athens in 454 B.C. The texts persist from the 450s through to the 430s, after which the evidence is very fragmentary and often undatable. This volume provides a historical commentary on the inscriptions presented in detail in Volumes I and II, tying them into a history of the Athenian empire in narrative form.