Andrew J. Bayliss's After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens PDF

By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and heritage. It units out to illustrate that the commonly obtained view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been noticeably diversified from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially fallacious. via a re-assessment of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes presents a finished research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the publication identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their factors for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the approach. The prime political figures, every one of whom may be pointed out with a selected ideological point of view, are explored in a sequence of biographical reports. studying the highbrow origins of contemporary scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted sleek perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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