Dēmos · Classical Athenian Democracy · a Stoa Publication

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Necessary Context: the sources for a study of Athenian Democracy

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Listed below are some of the authors and works that provide evidence for our knowledge of classical Athenian Democracy. Each item is a link to a short descriptive article about the author or work. Also listed are some of the genres of evidence, also linked to short descriptive articles.

These are provided in order to help readers understand the evidence on which the articles in Dēmos stand. Each piece of evidence has its own strengths and offers its own pitfalls, and each genre, author, and work needs to be judged carefully before being used to reconstruct an ancient society.

Not all genres, authors, and works are listed here—only those for which Dēmos has descriptions. As descriptions are added, they will automatically appear on this page, and will be automatically connected with the various articles.

The Sources Described

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