The editors: D.L. Cairns received his PhD from the University
of Glasgow, under the direction of D.M. MacDowell and A.F. Garvie.
R.A. Knox was a colleague of D.M. MacDowell (who also jointly supervised
his DPhil) for thirty years.
The honorand: D.M. MacDowell (MA, DLitt, FRSE, FBA) was
from 1971 until his retirement in 2001 Professor of Greek in the
University of Glasgow. His many publications include (ed.) Andokides,
On the Mysteries (1962), Athenian Homicide Law (1963), (ed.) Aristophanes,
Wasps (1971), The Law in Classical Athens (1978), (ed.) Demosthenes,
Against Meidias (Oration 21) (1991), Aristophanes and Athens (1995)
and (ed.) Demosthenes, On the False Embassy (Oration 19) (2000).
An international cast of distinguished scholars here offers seventeen
new contributions on the detail and development of Athenian law;
the life, work, and political background of the Attic orators; and
the intersection of Attic Comedy with Athenian law, politics, and
society. In their detailed and careful use of evidence and deep
awareness of social and historical contexts, the essays aspire to
standards set by their distinguished honorand, Professor D.M. MacDowell.