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

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 notably diverse from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially wrong. via a second look 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 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 explanations for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the procedure. The prime political figures, each one of whom might be pointed out with a selected ideological point of view, are explored in a chain of biographical reviews. analyzing 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 sleek perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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