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Athenian Identity and Civic Ideology

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In Athenian Identity and Civic Ideology, Alan Boegehold and Adele Scafuro bring together a distinguished group of scholars who explore the nature and meaning of Athenian citizenship. Departing from the narrow perspective of constitutional historians and also embracing sociological concerns, the editors' range of topics attests to a broad vision of the concepts of citizenship and civic ideology in a society in which the boundary between public and private, sacred and secular, is ...

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Overview

In Athenian Identity and Civic Ideology, Alan Boegehold and Adele Scafuro bring together a distinguished group of scholars who explore the nature and meaning of Athenian citizenship. Departing from the narrow perspective of constitutional historians and also embracing sociological concerns, the editors' range of topics attests to a broad vision of the concepts of citizenship and civic ideology in a society in which the boundary between public and private, sacred and secular, is not always clear.

Among the contributors, Philip Brook Manville and W. Robert Connor offer fresh critiques of the study of citizenship, while Frank J. Frost examines pre-Cleisthenic notions of citizenship. Alan Boegehold looks at social and economic motivations for the passage of Perikles's citizenship law of 451/0 B.C. Focusing on the fifth and fourth centuries, Ian Morris discusses changes in the visual manifestation of civic ideology in funeral monuments, while Josiah Ober offers an interpretation of Thucydides's history as a discourse that actively resists hegemonic public discourse. Robert W. Wallace examines what might be perceived as contradictions within civic ideology, namely, alleged infringements of intellectual freedom. In the final essays, with their focus on the fourth and third centuries, Adele Scafuro discusses the process of citizen identification in Athenian society; Cynthia Patterson examines the position of women in the maintenance of civic ideology; and David Konstan considers the relationship between sexual attitudes and civic status.

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Editorial Reviews

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The levels of scholarship, writing, and argumentation it contains are consistently high, and those interested in Athenian social, political, and legal history will want to consult Athenian Identity. The volume presents a sampling of the 'cutting edge' of American work on Athenian social and political identity, and makes an excellent introduction to the questions that drive analysis of the topic.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
The levels of scholarship, writing, and argumentation it contains are consistently high, and those interested in Athenian social, political, and legal history will want to consult Athenian Identity. The volume presents a sampling of the `cutting edge' of American work on Athenian social and political identity, and makes an excellent introduction to the questions that drive analysis of the topic.
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Embracing sociological concerns as well as constitutional history, demonstrates the broad range of concepts about citizenship in ancient Athens, where the borders between public and private, secular and sacred were not always clear. Most of the 11 papers were delivered to an April 1990 conference at Brown University. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801869709
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan L. Boegehold is professor emeritus of classics at Brown University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of classics at Amherst College. Adele C. Scafuro is associate professor of classics at Brown University.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Bifurcations and Intersections 1
Toward a New Paradigm of Athenian Citizenship 21
The Problem of Athenian Civic Identity 34
Aspects of Early Athenian Citizenship 45
Perikles' Citizenship Law of 451/0 B.C. 57
Everyman's Grave 67
Civic Ideology and Counterhegemonic Discourse: Thucydides on the Sicilian Debate 102
Private Lives and Public Enemies: Freedom of Thought in Classical Athens 127
Witnessing and False Witnessing: Proving Citizenship and Kin Identity in Fourth-Century Athens 156
The Case against Neaira and the Public Ideology of the Athenian Family 199
Premarital Sex, Illegitimacy, and Male Anxiety in Menander and Athens 217
Notes on Contributors 237
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