Version-Controlled Source Files
The source documents for this site are available on GitHub.
The Evidence for Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Necessary Context: descriptions of the ancient genres, authors, and works that form our textual evidence for Athenian democracy · Christopher Blackwell, Christopher Cotten, David Phillips, & Hershal Pleasant.
An Introduction to the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
A Brief Early History of Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Overview, History, & Institutions
The Assembly of the People · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of 500: the institution · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of 500: its history · Christopher Blackwell
The Council of the Areopagus · Christopher Blackwell
Legislation under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Special Investigations under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell
Biographies, Images, & Arguments
Cimon · Christopher Blackwell
Ephialtes · Christopher Blackwell
Scythian Archers: policing Athens · Elizabeth Baughman
Poetry and the Dēmos: State Regulation of a Civic Possession · Casey Dué
Portraits of historical individuals · Amy Smith
The Eponymous Heroes of Athens · Amy Smith
Images of personifications of political ideas · Amy Smith
A Bibliography of Democratic Art · Amy Smith
Technical Articles about the Site
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Frequently Asked Questions.
“To Do” List for Dēmos.
Our goal is to build a digital encyclopedia of classical Athenian democracy that will be useful to a wide audience. We hope to describe the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, to publish the efforts of scholars to answer questions about Athenian democracy, and to invite you, our audience, to explore, discover, and judge for yourselves.