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David Phillips


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Office  5246 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-4715


A.B. 1994, Greek and Latin, Brown University

A.M. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, Classical Studies, University of Michigan

Selected Publications

"Hubris and the Unity of Greek Law." In M. Gagarin and A. Lanni, eds., Symposion 2013. Vortraege zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte (Cambridge MA, 26.-29. August 2013) (Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften/Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 2014), pp. 75-97

The Law of Ancient Athens (University of Michigan Press 2013)

"Archon," "Areopagus," "Draco," and "Solon." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford University Press 2010), vol. 1, pp. 225-226; vol. 1, pp. 226-227; vol. 2, pp. 448-449; vol. 6, pp. 351-353

"Hypereides 3 and the Athenian Law of Contracts." Transactions of the American Philological Association 139 (2009) 89-122

Avengers of Blood: Homicide in Athenian Law and Custom from Draco to Demosthenes (Historia Einzelschriften 202: Franz Steiner Verlag 2008)

"Trauma ek pronoias in Athenian Law." Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007) 74-105

"Why Was Lycophron Prosecuted by Eisangelia?" Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 46 (2006) 375-394

Athenian Political Oratory: 16 Key Speeches (Routledge 2004)

“The Bones of Orestes and Spartan Foreign Policy.” In G. W. Bakewell and J. P. Sickinger, eds., Gestures: Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold (Oxbow 2003), pp. 301-316


Greek history; Greek law