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    Demos: The Discovery of Classical Attika (Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists) (Hardback) By (author) Robin Osborne, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks

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    DescriptionDemos is a study of a classical city-state. It is the first attempt to provide an integrated account which gives due attention to the countryside as well as the urban areas of a polis. Concentrating on classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological evidence is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the nature of settlement in the countryside and explores how this relates to the farming of the land, the exploitation of mineral resources, and the nature of political participation in both local and central politics. Further studies reveal the way in which the countryside was structured by religious institutions and cults and by the nature of the family.


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    Title
    Demos
    Subtitle
    The Discovery of Classical Attika
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Osborne, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 562 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521267762
    ISBN 10: 0521267765
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A17604025
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 938/.5
    DC19: 938.5
    LC classification: DF261.A8 O83 1985
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illus. 10 maps 9 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 April 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of maps; List of plates; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The polis and its politai; Part I. The Central Thesis: 2. The pattern of settlement of classical Attika; 3. The pattern of land-holding in classical Attika; 4. Demes and democracy: local politics and the politics of locality; 5. Athenian stone resources and their exploitation; 6. Patterns of exploitation in the Athenian silver mines; 7. Kinsmen and neighbours, choosing and using; 8. The religious factor: confirmation or alternative?; Conclusion; 9. The replacement of Athens; Appendices; Plates; Notes; Index of passages cited; General index.