T. Leslie Shear’s particular interests lie in classical Greek architecture and epigraphy. He has worked extensively on the topography and monuments of classical Athens and was director of the excavations in the Athenian Agora from 1968 to 1994. He is currently writing a book on the Periclean building program in the fifth century B.C.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS: “The Persian Destruction of Athens: Evidence from Agora Deposits,” Hesperia 62 (1993); “They Made Athens a City of Equal Rights: The Agora and the Democracy,” in The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy, ed. W. D. E. Coulson et al. (Oxford: Oxbow, 1994), 225–248; “The Athenian Agora: Excavations of 1989–1993,” Hesperia 66 (1997).