Eleusis and Athens: Documents in Finance, Religion, and Politics in the Fifth Century B.C - Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies (Paperback)
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Eleusis and Athens: Documents in Finance, Religion, and Politics in the Fifth Century B.C - Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies (Paperback)

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Eleusis and Athens offers a new text and detailed commentary on two account-inventories for a major panhellenic sanctuary (Demeter) during the final decade of the fifth century BC. In addition to the publication of inscriptions, the accompanying commentary provides a wide array of information regarding the daily operations of a religious sanctuary and argues for a re-dating of the First-Fruits decree and the Epistatai decree to the 430s.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780788500329
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm


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'although it does not completely succeed in its ambitious goal of undermining both meritocracy and equality as criteria for equal opportunity, this is a well-argued, insightful, highly nuanced book, well worth close study by anyone who is concerned to make sense of the concept of equal opportunity. It is a model of close, rigorous, analytic thinking about moral matters. It challenges received orthodoxies at several points, and forces all of us to reevaluate our commitment to meritocracy and equality.' * Louis Pojman, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
Cavanaugh's text and commentary make available to us a fascinating picture of the financial underpinnings and some of the day-to-day operations of one of Greece's major religious shrines. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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