By Andrew J. Bayliss
This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and background. It units out to illustrate that the generally got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been extensively assorted from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially unsuitable. via a re-evaluation of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a complete research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the ebook identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their explanations for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the strategy. The major political figures, every one of whom will be pointed out with a specific ideological standpoint, are explored in a sequence of biographical reviews. reading the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity exhibits how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted smooth perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.
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