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Judith Binder’s Opus Magnum

The first introductory paragraph of Judith Binder’s study; at bottom right, her handwriting.

The Monuments and Sites of Athens: A Sourcebook was a lifetime project of Judith Binder, who entrusted the work to us when she left Greece for Germany. The manuscript is in the process of being digitised in order to be preserved and made readily accessible to researchers. It is essentially a research tool, since it collects all sources (ancient written sources and archaeological data) on Athenian topography.

Following the initiative of our collaborator epigraphist Robert Pitt and with the help of historian/archaeologist Brady Kiesling, the first stage of scanning of the manuscript has been completed.

Judith Perlzweig Binder (1921-2013) settled in Athens in 1952. After a long-term collaboration with the American School of Classical Studies, she remained Senior Associate Member of the School until 2008.

She is mostly known for her deep knowledge of Athenian topography, but also for her study of the lamps of the Agora (Lamps of the Roman Period: First to Seventh Centuries after Christ - Agora VII, 1961).