Item description for Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava. Supplementum, 182) by Debra Hamel...
This discussion of the roles of the generals in military operations and their relations with subordinates and the Athenian "demos" suggests that direct intervention of the demos both limited its generals' freedom of operation and dissuaded them from taking independent action.
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Debra Hamel is the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece and Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History. When she's not writing about wild boars and ithyphallic statues, Debra can be found in her subterranean lair tending her fleet of web sites, which include the literary sites TwitrLit.com, KidderLit.com, and ScatterLit.com. She is also the creator of TheTwitterHerodotus.com, where she is posting an abbreviated version of Herodotus' History for the modern age.