Small Objects from the Pnyx I

by Gladys R. Davidson and Dorothy Burr Thompson

Hesperia Supplement 7
172 pp,
8.5" x 11"
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-87661-507-8
Publication Date: Nov 1943
Status: Out of Print


The range of material discarded by citizens attending the Athenian assembly on the Pnyx hill is hardly notable for its art historical interest. However, this catalogue of different sorts of objects found during excavations between 1931 and 1937 provides interesting insights into the social history of the city, especially ca. 425-325 B.C. when use of the Pnyx was at its height. The catalogue of each class of object is preceded by a short introductory essay. The book includes discussion of inscriptions, Dikasts’ nameplates, coins, weights, graffiti and dipinti, sculpture, lamps, loomweights, spindle whorls, implements, fittings and molds, jewelry, seal impressions, votive objects, glass, and figurines.