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Dr Stephen Lambert 


Inscribed Laws and Decrees of Athens: Inscriptions are the most important documentary source for the history of ancient Athens. Inscriptiones Graecae (= IG) II, published under the auspices of the Berlin Academy, is the authoritative collection of Attic inscriptions 403 BC–267 AD. The second edition (IG II2, which appeared between 1913 and 1940) has been superseded by new discoveries and the progress of scholarship. In 1999 it was decided to produce a third edition (IG II3), beginning with the laws and decrees in ten fascicles. The project is being undertaken by an international team of 13 editors. I am responsible for fascicle 2, which includes the state laws and decrees of 352/1–322/1 BC (282 texts). It will be published by the Berlin Academy in summer 2012, together with fascicle 5, edited by Voula N. Bardani and Stephen V. Tracy, which will contain the decrees of 229/8–168/7 BC. These are the first fascicles of IG II3 to be completed. The project was supported by the AHRB and the Packard Humanities Institute.

I have published numerous articles since 2000 laying groundwork for the new edition. To coincide with the publication of fascicle 2, a collection of 18 of these has been published by Brill.

English translations of the inscriptions will be issued online.

The IG project is primarily textual and epigraphical in emphasis. I am also planning a monograph which will treat these inscriptions historically, and several of my more recent and forthcoming articles lay groundwork for this.

Athenian Religion and Citizenship: 2009 marked the formal conclusion of an extremely successful 5-year research project on Athenian religion and citizenship, led by Professor Josine Blok of Utrecht University, and also involving several PhD students there. In 2005–2007 I spent one year (spread over two) working on this project in Utrecht and have since continued the collaboration as a Visiting Fellow. My contribution to this project includes those items marked * on my publications list, all of which relate to the Athenian priesthoods and the Attic gene (descent-groups that supplied priests for city cults), continuing a stream of research begun with my work on the Attic phratries.