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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 historical past. It units out to illustrate that the generally got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been noticeably diverse from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially unsuitable. 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 complete research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the booklet 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 best political figures, every one of whom will be pointed out with a specific ideological point of view, are explored in a sequence of biographical stories. interpreting 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 smooth perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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