Decree of Aristoteles

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The Decree of Aristoteles was a decree passed by the Athenian Assembly in February or March 377 BC.[1] The decree is preserved as the inscription on a stele; this is the most important epigraphical source for the Second Athenian Confederacy.[2] The decree, often known as the "Charter of the Second Athenian Confederacy", formalised earlier Athenian diplomacy inviting states to join Athens and her allies in a permanent alliance.[1] The inscription of the decree was first published in 1852,[3] and it has received much attention from scholars since then.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hamilton 1980, p. 83.
  2. ^ a b Baron 2006, p. 379.
  3. ^ Baron 2006, p. 383.

Works cited[edit]

  • Baron, Christopher A. (2006). "The Aristoteles Decree and the Expansion of the Second Athenian League". Hesperia: The Jounal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 75 (3). 
  • Hamilton, Charles D. (1980). "Isocrates, IG ii2 43, Greek Propoganda and Imperialism". Traditio. 36. 

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