The Power of Individual and Community in Ancient Athens And Beyond
Essays in Honour of John K. Davies. Edited by Zosia Archibald and Jan Haywood
ISBN 978-1-910589-73-1 .h/b.2019 illus. pp. xxvii + 336. GB£65
 

The pioneering ideas of John Kenyon Davies, one of the most significant Ancient Historians of the past half century, are celebrated in this collection of essays. A distinguished cast of contributors, who include Alain Bresson, Nick Fisher, Edward Harris, John Prag, Robin Osborne, and Sally Humphreys, focus tightly on the nexus of socio-political and economic problems that have preoccupied Davies since the publication of his defining work Athenian Propertied Families in 1971. The scope of Davies’ interest has ranged widely in conceptual and chronological, as well as geographical terms, and the essays here reflect many of his long-term concerns with the writing of Greek history, its methods and materials.

The editors

ZOSIA ARCHIBALD is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology, University of Liverpool. She is Chair of the Committee for Archaeology, British School at Athens. She was British Director of the Pistiros Project in central Bulgaria (1995-2013), and is co-Director of the Olynthos Project, Chalkidike, Greece (2014- 2019). She has co-edited three volumes of papers on Hellenistic economies, is the author of Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean (2013), and of the chapter on Macedonia in the forthcoming Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World.

JAN HAYWOOD is Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University (UK). His research includes ancient Greek historiography, divination, and the ancient and modern reception of the Trojan War tradition. He is author (with Naoíse Mac Sweeney) of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War: Dialogues on Tradition (Bloomsbury, 2018), and is preparing a monograph Herodotus and his Sources. Jan Haywood is also Reviews Editor for the Journal

 

The contributors

Zosia Halina Archibald
Alain Bresson
Nick Fisher
Edward M. Harris
Jan Haywood
Sally Humphreys
Stephen Lambert
Manuela Mari
Krzysztof Nawotka
Robin Osborne
A. J. N. W. Prag (with J. H. Musgrave and R. A. H Neave)
P. J. Rhodes