The Political Organization of Attica: A Study of the Demes, Trittyes, and Phylai, and Their Representation in the Athenian Council
Using inscriptions recording council membership recovered by excavations in the Athenian Agora, the author presents a detailed reconstruction of the political geography of Attica. The reforms of the 6th-century B.C. politician Cleisthenes organized Athenian citizens into ten tribes (phylai), divided into thirty "thirds" (trittyes) and 139 local units (demes). The author shows how this visionary arrangement was maintained almost unchanged until at least 200 B.C. and provided the basis for the whole representative system at the center of ancient democracy. Charts and tables document the evidence in great detail, but the whole arrangement is made easier to understand by the inclusion of a color map, the basis for almost all scholarship on Athenian politics since this book was first published.
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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL TEN PHYLAI
Table illustrating the organization of the Macedonian phylar
THE BOULEUTIC ORGANIZATION OF THE ORIGINAL TEN PHYLAI
Topographical Table I Erechtheis
REPRESENTATION IN THE ATHENIAN COUNCIL CONCLUSION
Table to illustrate the consistency of deme quotas
The relative sizes of the demes
THE ATTIC DEMES
The number of Athenian constitutional demes
Prytany Inscriptions with little or no Evidence for Represen
Alphabetical List of the Constitutional Demes and Assignment
The Homonymous and Divided Demes
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Acharnai affiliation Agora Agryle Aiantis Aigeis Aithalidai Akamantis Anagyrous Ankyle Antigonis and Demetrias Antiochis Aphidna appear Athenian Attalis attested Attic demes Azenia belong Berenikidai bouleutai bouleutic list bouleutic quotas century after Christ Cholargos Coast Coastal Demes column constitutional demes councillors Dekeleia deme-decree Demetrias demotic divided demes Eitea Eleusis ephebic ephebic list Erchia Erechtheis EVIDENCE FOR LOCATION findspot Gomme's Figure Hadrianis Halai Hesperia Hippothontis identified with certainty Ikarion Inland inscriptions Karten von Attika Kekropis Kephisos Kerameikon Kerameis Kirchner Kleisthenes Kolonai Korydallos Kydantidai Lamptrai Leontis Lower Potamos Macedonian period Macedonian phylai number of demes Oineis Oinoe original ten phylai Paiania Pandionis Pergase Perrhidai Phegaia phyle Pithos Potamos Potamos Deiradiotes Pritchett probably prytany list Ptolemais Rhamnous roster Semachidai Skambonidai small demes Sounion Strabo suggested Suppl Sypalettos Tables of Representation thirteen phylai Thorikos tribal tribe trittys assignment tentative twelve phylai Tyrmeidai Upper variations
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