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By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and background. It units out to illustrate that the commonly bought view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been substantially diverse from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially improper. via a re-assessment of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a entire research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the booklet identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their causes for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the method. The major political figures, each one of whom could be pointed out with a selected ideological perspective, 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 exhibits how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted sleek perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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