Ostraka of Themistokles

Part of the cache of 190 ostraka from a well on the North Slope of the Athenian akropolis. Fourteen different hands are represented in the deposit (two are shown here). It appears that the ostraka were pre-prepared.

 

Bibliography

Ober, J., and C. W. Hedrick. Editors. 1993. The birth of democracy. An exhibition celebrating the 2500th anniversary of democracy at the National Archives, Washington, C.C. June 15, 1993 - January 2, 1994. (Washington: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens; The National Archives, Washington, D.C.; The Ministry of Culture, Greece) 97, no. 15.2-13.

 

 

Photograph (c) David Gill, 2003.

This page was created by David Gill on 31 January 2006.