Die Ostraka vom Kerameikos


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  • Stefan Brenne [Author]


The hoard of around 9,000 voting sherds used in ostracism that was found in the Kerameikos of Athens is an important source on early Attic democracy and is published in its entirety for the first time here in text with descriptions and illustrations. Self-contained and dating to the year 471 B.C., the hoard gives an insight into the ostracism procedure, the spread of literacy and the development of writing as well as morphology and phonetics, and constitutes a new fixed point for the chronology of functional pottery. Certain sherds with additional information beyond the name itself shed light on the intention of the ›voters‹ and political debate in this period.


Athens, Kerameikos, ostracism


  • Part 1:
  • Vorwort
  • Danksagungen
  • 1 Technische Vorbemerkungen
  • 2 Fundgeschichte und Fundgruppen
  • 3 Keramik
  • 4 Schrift und Sprache
  • 5 Zusatzinformationen auf Ostraka
  • 6 Gruppenkataloge
  • Konkordanzen
  • Bildnachweis
  • Vorbemerkungen zu den Abbildungen (Gefäßprofile)
  • Abbildungen
  • Beilagen 1–7
  • Tafeln 1–397
  • Part 2:
  • 7 Einzelkatalog


December 18, 2020

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