Kosmos: Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens / Edition 1

Kosmos: Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens / Edition 1

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521525934

ISBN-13: 9780521525930

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines how the various groups of people of which the polis of Classical Athens was composed got on together or failed to do so. The authors collectively bring out what was distinctive about life in an ancient Greek city that was unusual both in its size and social complexity and in the extent of the democracy it practised. The emphasis is broadly on the

Overview

This book examines how the various groups of people of which the polis of Classical Athens was composed got on together or failed to do so. The authors collectively bring out what was distinctive about life in an ancient Greek city that was unusual both in its size and social complexity and in the extent of the democracy it practised. The emphasis is broadly on the great success of the Athenians' communal experiment but tensions and fissures arising from religious, sexual, economic and political differences are not elided or glossed over.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525930
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: defining a kosmos Paul Cartledge; 2. Interpersonal relations on Athenian pots: putting others in their place Robin Osborne; 3. Political friendship and the ideology of reciprocity Malcolm Schofield; 4. The politics of affection: emotional attachments in Athenian society Lin Foxhall; 5. Between koinon and idion: legal and social dimensions of religious associations in ancient Athens Ilias Arnaoutoglou; 6. Gymnasia and the democratic values of leisure Nick Fisher; 7. The seductions of the gaze: Socrates and his girlfriends Simon Goldhill; 8. The Athenian political perception of the idiotes Lene Rubinstein; 9a. Enmity in fourth-century Athens P. J. Rhodes; 9b. The rhetoric of enmity in the Attic orators S. C. Todd; 10. The well-ordered polis: topographies of civic space Sitta von Reden; 11. The threat from the Piraeus Jim Roy; 12. Encounters in the Agora Paul Millett.

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