The Archons of Athens in the Hellenistic Age

by William B. Dinsmoor

586 pp,
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-957-5
Publication Date: Nov 1931
Status: Out of Print

In the first half of this book, Dinsmoor attempts to place in their correct sequence the annual chief magistrates of Athens, from the early 3rd century B.C. to the year 26/5 B.C. using the evidence of hundreds of inscriptions, most found in the Athenian Agora. In the second half, he discusses the Athenian calendar, with a particular focus on the Metonic cycle and its modification by Kalliopos and Hipparchos. A particularly useful feature of the volume is the wealth of reference material provided in the appendix, including a list of tribes in the Hellenistic age arranged in their official order at different periods, a list of Athenian demes showing the tribes to which they belonged, and various discussions of pertinent problems, such as the priests of Asclepius and the archons of Delos.