The Athenian Tribute Lists II

by Benjamin D. Meritt, H. T. Wade-Gery, and Malcolm F. McGregor

136 pp, 16 pls
10" x 13.5"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-912-4
Publication Date: Nov 1949
Status: Out of Print

This book is the second of four volumes presenting the standard text of, and commentary on, the inscriptions that have come to be known as the “Athenian Tribute Lists.” Through the tribute lists, historians have been able to study the extent and nature of the Athenian empire that grew out of the Delian League established to combat the Persians in 478/7 B.C. The inscriptions provide evidence of the money paid to Athens by other members of the League after the tribute treasury was moved from Delos to Athens in 454 B.C. The texts persist from the 450s through to the 430s, after which the evidence is very fragmentary and often undatable. This volume concludes the presentation of the assessment decrees and extended series of tribute-quota lists including corrections to Volume I and finds from the years since that book was published.