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The Phratries of Attica provides the first comprehensive account in English of a key institution in ancient Athens: the Attic phratries. These hereditary groups of citizens, linked to one locale or more in Attica, played a crucial role in regulating access to Athenian citizenship. The author concentrates on the evidence, much of it epigraphical, for the period 450-250 B.C.E., but he also considers the role of the phratry in the reforms of Cleisthenes and examines the institution's origins and its probable demise in the second century B.C.E.
S. D. Lambert has recently studied at the British School in Athens.