The Five Post-Kleisthenean Tribes

The Five Post-Kleisthenean Tribes

Volume: 8
Copyright Date: 1898
Published by: Cornell University Press
Pages: 76
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    The Five Post-Kleisthenean Tribes
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    It is the purpose of this treatise to collect and interpret the evidence of the five post-Kleisthenean tribes-Ptolemais, Attalis, Hadrianis, Antigonis, and Demetrias. Because of the unreliability of much of the testimony of ancient writers on this subject, the bulk of the evidence is taken from inscriptions.

    eISBN: 978-0-8014-6650-2
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-v)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vi-vi)
    (pp. 1-26)

    Prior to the reforms of Kleisthenes, about 508 B. C, the citizens of Attica were divided into four tribes called Tελέovтεs,Oπληтεs, ’Aργαδεîѕ, and Aìγικορεîѕ¹ from the sons of Ion.² One of the most important of Kleisthenes’ changes in the Athenian constitution was to increase the number of the tribes from four to ten.³ These ten tribes had their names from the legendary personages of early Athenian history, viz. : Erechtheus, Aigeus, Pandion, Leos, Akamas, Oineus, Kekrops, Hippothoon, Aias, and Antiochos. The tribes existed for two centuries until Demetrios Poliorketes in 307 B. C. liberated Athens from Macedonian rule. In honor...

    (pp. 27-45)

    Until recent years, it had generally been supposed that after Ptolemais was created there were only eleven tribes at Athens, or at most, twelve. This view has been disproved by the discovery of an important inscription published by D. Philios in the ’Eϕημερìѕ ’Aρχαιολογική for 1887. It is now certain .that in the latter part of the third century B.C. the Athenians had thirteen tribes. The evidence for this view is complete.

    (I) In IV.2,385·d, 223/2 B.C., the date of the decree is the 3rd of Skirophorion, the last month of the Athenian year, coinciding with the 3rd of the...

    (pp. 46-53)

    Attalis was created in honor of Attalos I, king of Pergamon, on the occasion of his visit to Athens in 200 B.C. This event is related in full by Polybios¹ and Livy.² There can be no doubt about the correctness of the date, for in chapter 5 of the same book, Livy says that the consuls for this year were P. Sulpicius Galba and C. Aurelius, stating at the same time that the year was 552 A.U.C., i.e., 202 B.C. From the Fasti Hellenici, however, we learn that these consuls officiated for the year 200 B.C. Attalis remained in the...

    (pp. 54-62)

    In the autumn of 125 A.D. the Athenians were honored with a visit from the Emperor Hadrian. On this occasion they hailed him as their savior and founder, and bestowed upon him boundless honor. The city with its art and culture had an irresistible attraction for him ; hence his visit was prolonged till the following spring. It is due to the lavishness of this emperor, on this and later occasions, that some of the most interesting buildings of Athens were brought into being. Doubtless it was in recognition of these services, and at this particular time, that the new...

  7. APPENDIX A. Officiai, Order of Tribes.
    (pp. 63-63)
  8. APPENDIX B. Lists of the Demes of Each Tribe.
    (pp. 64-68)
  9. APPENDIX C. Bibliography.
    (pp. 69-71)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 72-73)