New PDF release: After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens

By Andrew J. Bayliss

ISBN-10: 1441111514

ISBN-13: 9781441111517

ISBN-10: 1441184961

ISBN-13: 9781441184962

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and heritage. It units out to illustrate that the generally acquired view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been significantly assorted from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially mistaken. via a re-evaluation of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a accomplished research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the e-book identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their causes for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the technique. The top political figures, each one of whom may be pointed out with a specific ideological point of view, are explored in a sequence of biographical stories. analyzing the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted smooth perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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