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David Pritchard

David Pritchard is a cultural and social historian of ancient Greece. His publications have investigated the evolving shared identities of classical Athenians, cultural and educational participation under the Athenian democracy, the position of Attic women, and the ancient Olympic Games. Before joining the University of Queensland’s Cultural History Project, David held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University and co-founded the Sydney Democracy Forum. He has recently finished a systematic comparison of the costs of the festivals and armed forces of classical Athens and is currently researching how the open debates and popular culture of its democracy fed directly into the achievements and costly excesses of its war-making. In addition he is working on a sole-authored book on the relationship between sport and war in classical Athens and has been contracted to write another on the cultural and institutional history of the armed forces of Athens during the fifth century BC.
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War, democracy and culture in classical Athens
Society - 13/05/2010 - 14 comments
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