By Andrew J. Bayliss
This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and background. It units out to illustrate that the commonly obtained view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been notably various from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially incorrect. via a second look of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a accomplished research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the ebook identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their reasons for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the technique. The prime political figures, each one of whom might be pointed out with a selected ideological perspective, are explored in a sequence of biographical stories. reading the highbrow origins of contemporary scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity exhibits how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.
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