A personification of Demos on a new Attic document relief Academic Article uri icon


  • This article presents a previously unpublished document relief discovered during excavations on the north slope of the Acropolis of Athens in 1937. Although fragmentary, this relief contributes to the corpus of 4th-century B.C. document reliefs by providing a well-preserved depiction ofwhat is most likely "Demos," the personification of the Athenian people, awarding a crown to a mortal man. The iconography of Demos is reviewed and an appendix presents a list and concordance of all extant representations of Demos on Attic document reliefs.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Glowacki, K.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Glowacki, K

publication date

  • October 2003