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The Sacred and Civil Calendar of the Athenian Year

by Jon D. Mikalson

Part of the Princeton Legacy Library Series

The Sacred and Civil Calendar of the Athenian Year Synopsis

From epigraphical, archaeological, and literary evidence Jon D. Mikalson has here assembled all relevant data concerning the dates of Athenian festivals, religious ceremonies, and legislative assemblies. This information has been used to revise and update our knowledge of the calendar as it reflects Athenian life. The facts and conclusions that emerge from the author's analysis correct some earlier assumptions. He brings to light new information concerning the meeting days of the Athenian Assembly and the Council, and establishes the days of the monthly festivals. Annual festivals are either dated exactly or fixed within closer time limits. The result of the author's rigorous approach is a collection of reliable evidence as to what religious and secular activities occurred on specific days of the Athenian year. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780691644691
Publication date: 26th October 2018
Author: Jon D. Mikalson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 242 pages
Categories: Time (chronology), time systems & standards, History of religion, Sociology: customs & traditions,

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