Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic by Lynda Garland, Matthew Dillon

By Lynda Garland, Matthew Dillon

During this revised variation, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have extended the chronological variety of old Greece to incorporate the Greek global of the fourth century. The sourcebook now levels from the 1st traces of Greek literature to the demise of Alexander the good, protecting the entire major ancient classes and social phenomena of historical Greece. the fabric is taken from a number of assets: historians, inscriptions, graffiti, legislation codes, epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry. It contains the most important literary authors, but additionally covers a big variety of writers, together with many non-Athenian authors. while targeting the most towns of old Greece - Athens and Sparta- the sourcebook additionally attracts on quite a lot of fabric about the Greeks in Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Asia Minor and the Black Sea.
Ancient Greece covers not just the chronological, political historical past of historic Greece, but in addition explores the whole spectrum of Greek existence via issues resembling gender, social type, race and labour. This revised variation includes:
Two thoroughly new chapters - "The upward thrust of Macedon" and "Alexander ′the Great′, 336-323" BC
New fabric within the chapters at the City-State, faith within the Greek global, Tyrants and Tyranny, The Peloponnesian struggle and its Aftermath, Labour: Slaves, Serfs and electorate, and girls, Sexuality and the family members

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These 110 owe a full set of hanging equipment, and of the wooden a large yardarm, ladders. The rest Timotheos of Acharnai, Theodoros of Melite are to return. 32 Inscriptiones Graecae I3 421h: Sale Prices of Alkibiades’ Bedroom Furniture After setting out on the Sicilian expedition, Alkibiades was recalled in 414 BC to stand trial for his alleged part in the mutilation of the hermai and profanation of the Mysteries; he escaped to Sparta and his property was sold. This is a sale-list of part of Alkibiades’ bedroom furniture; twelve of the couches were made in Miletos; the garments were presumably nightclothes.

Penalty a figwood dog-collar. 27 Aristophanes Wasps 605–12: The Delights of Jury Pay Anyone over thirty years of age could serve as a juror, and the official number of jurors was 6,000 (600 from each tribe); see Wasps 662 (doc. ] Ath. Pol. 3. A full court for important public cases needed 501 jurors, private suits had 201 or 401. Perikles introduced jury pay of two obols a day, which was raised to three obols probably in 425 or 424. A family of four, living frugally, might have subsisted on less than two and a half obols a day for their food in the late fifth century, and jury pay would have been a useful source of support, especially for the elderly.

35 Demosthenes 23 Against Aristokrates 206–209: Public versus Private Wealth Demosthenes contrasts the public glories and honest politicians of the fifth century with the more lowly buildings and wealthier politicians of the fourth. The picture is probably exaggerated, but Athens’ public buildings of the fifth century were not equalled by those in the fourth, and there were financial difficulties attendant upon military campaigning which had not been an issue when Athens had its financial reserves as recorded by Perikles (doc.

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