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Public records and archives in classical Athens

Author: James P Sickinger
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Series: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records especially laws and decrees, in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods." "This book challenges the growing orthodoxy in classical scholarship that characterizes Athenian literacy and record keeping as crude and primitive before the fourth century B.C. It argues instead that the practical use and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Sickinger, James P.
Public records and archives in classical Athens.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607198067
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Sickinger
ISBN: 0807824690 9780807824696
OCLC Number: 39477798
Description: x, 274 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Thesmothetai, Drakon, and Solon --
I. Thesmothetai --
II. Drakon --
III. Solon --
IV. Conclusion --
Ch. 2. Documents and Records in the Sixth Century --
I. Sixth-Century Secretaries --
II. Didascalic Records and Long-Term Preservation --
III. The Archon List --
IV. Written Records and Kleisthenes' Reforms --
V. Conclusion --
Ch. 3. Records and Archives in the Fifth Century --
I. Inscriptions and Archives --
II. The Archives of the Boule --
III. Organization and Dating of Fifth-Century Decrees --
IV. Conclusion --
Ch. 4. The Athenian Law Code and the Foundation of the Metroon --
I. The Revision of the Athenian Law Code --
II. The Foundation of the Metroon --
Ch. 5. The Archives in the Metroon --
I. Laws, Decrees, and the Records of the Boule and Ekklesia --
II. Financial Records and Accounts --
III. Poletai Documents --
IV. Other Documents --
V. Conclusion --
Ch. 6. Personnel and Organization --
I. Personnel --
II. Organization --
III. Conclusion --
Ch. 7. Consultation --
I. Archival Documents and the Lawcourts --
II. Archival Documents and Legislation --
III. Archives and Historians --
IV. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Responsibility: James P. Sickinger.

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This text explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods. Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival of  Read more...

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An excellent work of scholarship on a very timely subject written from a completely original point of view.Ronald S. Stroud, American School of Classical Studies

 
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