The Athenian Calendar in the Fifth Century, Based on a Study of the Detailed Accounts of Money Borrowed by the Athenian State

by Benjamin D. Meritt

138 pp, 2 pls
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-904-9
Publication Date: Nov 1928
Status: Out of Print

The discovery in 1914, while excavating the Erectheum, of several small fragments of inscription forms the basis of this study. This text recorded the detailed accounts of money borrowed from Athena and “the other gods” during the years 426/5 to 423/2 B.C. Because it also specified the timing of the repayments, the inscription provided valuable insights into the official dating scheme used by the Athenian state. It is presented in full in the first half of this book. The second half moves on to explore other pieces of evidence for the Athenian calendar, senatorial and civil, during the Peloponnesian War.