Introduction to Political and Legal Thinking: Athens in 403 B.C. Resources


Reference Texts in Folke Bernadotte Library
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Thomas J. Sienkewicz, editor.

GAC Bernadotte Library Reference, Main Floor. Call # CB311 .E54 2001

The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, editors.

GAC Bernadotte Library Reference, Main Floor. Call # DE5 .O9 2003

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, editors.

(Online access for the Gustavus community.)

Primary Sources on reserve at Folke Bernadotte Library
Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
A.T. Murray, ed., The Anabasis of Xenophon
Aristophanes, The Clouds
Euripides, The Trojan Women
Lysias, Speeches
Secondary Sources on reserve at Folke Bernadotte Library
Thomas Brickhouse and Christopher Smith, The Trial and Execution of Socrates
Christopher Carey, Trials from Ancient Athens
Fustel de Coulanges, The Ancient City
Alfred P. Dorjahn, Political Forgiveness in Old Athens: The Amnesty of 403 B.C.
Robert Garland, Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks
Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, Athenian Democracy
Donald Kagan, On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace
Donald Kagan, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
Russell Meiggs, The Athenian Empire
Mark Munn, The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates
Josiah Ober, Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens
Josiah Ober, Political Dissent in Democratic Athens
Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Athens on Trial: The Antidemocratic Tradition in Western Thought
R.K. Sinclair, Democracy and Participation in Athens
David Stockton, The Classical Athenian Democracy
Robin Waterfield, Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

Athens Online Resources

Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy

A digital encyclopedia of classical Athenian democracy including scholarly articles describing the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. Includes a helpful glossary of Athenian legal terms too. Lots here about the Athenian assembly, the legal system, punishment, women and family, and more.

Ancient Greek Names

A list of ancient Greek names and their meanings. Note that the list is alphabetical -- scroll through for a name that fits you. It'd be better if everyone's name didn't start with A. Also a good idea to make sure that the gender of the name you choose matches that of your role in the game.

Athenian Daily Life

Good information about politics, domestic life, religious life, warfare, and education in Athens. Also contains a helpful bibliography of additional sources.

Radical Democracy in the Age of Pericles

A good overview of the radical democracy put in place by Pericles as compared to the more moderate system established by Cleisthenes a half-century earlier.

The Perseus Digital Library Home

The most comprehensive source for visual, archaeological, artistic, geographical, and other information on the ancient Greek world.

Perseus Greek and Roman Materials

Texts, secondary sources, and photography concerning the ancient Greek and Roman world.

Index of Maps of the Ancient Greek World

An index to maps of Ancient Greece provided as background to the study of Plato and his dialogues. On all the maps, most names of locations are individually clickable to get to an entry providing information on the location (mythology, history, famous citizens, etc).

Index of Persons and Locations of the Ancient Greek World

An index to persons and locations of interest in the study of the historical context of Socrates and Plato. (Scroll down the page to reach the index.)

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

An interdisciplinary resource for those interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean. Includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images.

Homosexuality in Greece and Rome

Chapters 1 and 2 of Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and published by University of California Press in April 2003. Also includes a file of close to 200 pertinent artistic images.

The Ancient City of Athens

A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens.