Marble stele crowned with a relief interpreted as a representation of Democracy crowning the seated Demos (people) of Athens. Below the relief is inscribed an anti-tyranny decree passed by the Assembly of the people of Athens (Ekklesia) in 337/6 BC., intended to discourage attempts to set up a tyranny, i.e. a dictatorship.
Classical period, 336 B.C.
Place of discovery:
Athens, Ancient Agora
height: 1,43 m
Camp II J. Mck, The Athenian Agora. A guide to the Εxcavation and Μuseum, 1990
Camp J.Mck & Buitron-Oliver D., Η Γέννηση της Δημοκρατίας, Κατάλογος Έκθεσης, Αθήνα, 1993, σ. 79