‘Plain’, ‘Shore’, and ‘Hill’ in early Athens

  title={‘Plain’, ‘Shore’, and ‘Hill’ in early Athens},
  author={Robert John Hopper},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  pages={189 - 219}
  • R. Hopper
  • Published 1 November 1961
  • History
  • The Annual of the British School at Athens
All those concerned with the early history of Athens must give some consideration to the three ‘parties’ (the term used in this discussion rather than ‘faction’) which, it was believed in classical antiquity, divided Attica in the first half of the sixth century B.C. and formed the background to the career of Peisistratos. A considerable bibliography might be assembled on this subject and there would be little excuse for adding to it, did the present writer not feel that previous treatment of… 
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