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The tribal heroes as a group: history.

The tribal heroes as a group: mythology.

The individual heroes: Ajax.

The individual heroes: Aigeus.

The individual heroes: Akamas.

The individual heroes: Antiochos.

The individual heroes: Erechtheus.

The individual heroes: Hippothoon.

The individual heroes: Kekrops.

The individual heroes: Leos.

The individual heroes: Oineus.

The individual heroes: Pandion.

Images of the heroes: sculpture.

Images of the heroes: paintings.

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Athenian Political Art from the fifth and fourth centuries: Images of Tribal (Eponymous) Heroes 

Amy C. Smith, edition of January 18 2003

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· Further Reading ·

Below are some suggestions for further reading.

  1. F. Bourriot, Recherches sur la nature du genos (Lille 1976).
  2. L. Deubner, Attische Feste (Berlin 1932).
  3. L. Farnell, Greek Hero Cults and Ideas of Immortality (Oxford 1921).
  4. T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (Baltimore 1933).
  5. E. Kearns, The Heroes of Attica. BICS-Suppl. 57 (1989).
  6. U. Kron, Die zehn attischen Phylenheroen. Geschichte, Mythos, Kult und Darstellungen. AM-BH 5 (Berlin 1976).
  7. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (Zurich and Munich 1981-1997).
  8. N. Loraux, Les enfants d’Athéna (Paris 1981).
  9. M.P. Nilsson, Cults, Myths, Oracles and Politics in Ancient Greece. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology. Pocketbook 44 (Göteborg 1986).
  10. R.G. Osborne, Demos. The Discovery of Classical Attika (Cambridge 1985).
  11. T.L. Shear, Jr., The Monument of the Eponymous Heroes in the Athenian Agora. Hesperia 39 (1970) 145 ff.
  12. J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica: a Study of the Demes, Trittyes and Phylai and their Representation of the Athenian Council. Hesperia Suppl. 14 (Princeton 1975).
  13. D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica 508/7-ca 250 B.C. A Political and Social Study (Princeton 1986).

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