Inscriptions: The Decrees

by A. Geoffrey Woodhead

Athenian Agora XVI
548 pp, 1 plan, 32 pls
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-216-3
Publication Date: Nov 1997
Status: Out of Print

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Edited texts, with extensive commentary, of some 344 fragments of Attic decrees dating from the mid-5th century B.C. to A.D. 203, found in excavations of the Athenian Agora before 1967, with brief notes on additional material found up to 1975. Well-documented discussions of individual archon years are supplied at the appropriate points in the chronological arrangement. In a field known for controversy, the author reviews the principal readings, restorations, and interpretations, achieving a balance between extreme positions.