Athens and Athenian Democracy

Athens and Athenian Democracy

by Robin Osborne
     
 

Constructs a distinctive view of classical Athens, a view which takes seriously the evidence of archaeology and of art history.See more details below

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Constructs a distinctive view of classical Athens, a view which takes seriously the evidence of archaeology and of art history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521844215
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Changing visions of democracy; Part I. Making Athenian Democracy Work: 2. Athenian democracy: something to celebrate?; 3. The demos and its divisions in Classical Athens; 4. Inscribing performance; Part II. Athenian Democracy and the Athenian Economy: 5. The economics and politics of slavery at Athens; 6. Pride and prejudice, sense and subsistence: exchange and society in the Greek city; 7. 'Is it a farm?' The definition of agricultural sites and settlements in ancient Greece; 8. The potential mobility of human populations; Part III. Athenian Democracy and the Athenian Legal System: 9. Law in action in classical Athens; 10. Vexatious litigation in classical Athens: sykophancy and the sycophant; 11. Religion, imperial politics, and the offering of freedom to slaves; 12. Law, the democratic citizen, and the representation of women in classical Athens; 13. Changing the discourse; Part IV. Athenian Democracy on Display: 14. The viewing and obscuring of the Parthenon frieze; 15. Democracy and imperialism in the Panathenaic procession: the Parthenon frieze in its context; Part V. Athenian Democracy and the Gods: 16. Competitive festivals and the polis: a context for dramatic festivals at Athens; 17. The erection and mutilation of the hermai; 18. The ecstasy and the tragedy: varieties of religious experience in art, drama, and society; Coda: from ritual to politics, and back again.

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