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FRÖSÉN, J., (ed.),
Early Hellenistic Athens. Symptoms of a Change.
Finnish Institute of Athens, Helsinki, 1997. IV,226,XVIp. ills.(B&W photographs and line drawings). Sewn. Paperback. Series: Papers and Monographs of the Finnish Institute at Athens, Vol. VI. (Rare). 'This attractively produced monograph (...) is a welcome addition to the post-Classical history of Athens as well as to Hellenistic studies in general. Archaeological research, particularly in Athens, has lagged behind historical and epigraphic work for this period. There is still a great need to balance text-based studies with field research which is not primarily textually inspired. The present volume, based on a group research project set up in 1988, presents a number of starting points for new directions of enquiry. The contributors were clearly perplexed by the continuing perception of Athens as a rather static society, despite clear evidence to the contrary in cultural and institutional spheres. Each chapter combines different sources (literary, epigraphic, material) to explore one aspect of Athenian Hellenistic society in some detail. (…) In all, this is a clear, balanced, coherent set of studies.’ (ZOFIA HALINA ARCHIBALD in The Classical Review (New Series), 1999, pp.474-475). From the library of Prof. Carl Deroux.