David Phillips

David Phillips

David Phillips


Email: phillips@history.ucla.edu

Office: 5246 Bunche Hall

Phone: 310-825-4715

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Field of Study

Ancient Greece


Greek history, Greek law


  • “Hubris and the Unity of Greek Law.” In M. Gagarin and A. Lanni, eds., Symposion 2013. Vortraege zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte (Cambridge MA, 26.-29. August 2013) (Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften/Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 2014), pp. 75-97
  • The Law of Ancient Athens (University of Michigan Press 2013)
  • “Archon,” “Areopagus,” “Draco,” and “Solon.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (Oxford University Press 2010), vol. 1, pp. 225-226; vol. 1, pp. 226-227; vol. 2, pp. 448-449; vol. 6, pp. 351-353
  • “Hypereides 3 and the Athenian Law of Contracts.” Transactions of the American Philological Association 139 (2009) 89-122
  • Avengers of Blood: Homicide in Athenian Law and Custom from Draco to Demosthenes (Historia Einzelschriften 202: Franz Steiner Verlag 2008)
  • Trauma ek pronoias in Athenian Law.” Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007) 74-105
  • “Why Was Lycophron Prosecuted by Eisangelia?” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 46 (2006) 375-394
  • Athenian Political Oratory: 16 Key Speeches (Routledge 2004)
  • “The Bones of Orestes and Spartan Foreign Policy.” In G. W. Bakewell and J. P. Sickinger, eds., Gestures: Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Alan L. Boegehold (Oxbow 2003), pp. 301-316


  • A.B. 1994, Greek and Latin, Brown University
  • A.M. 1995, Ph.D. 2000, Classical Studies, University of Michigan