The Associations of Classical Athens: The Response to Democracy

The Associations of Classical Athens: The Response to Democracy

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by Nicholas F. Jones
     
 

Jones' book examines the associations of ancient Athens under the classical democracy (508/7-321 B.C.) in light of their relations to the central government. Associations of all types—village communities, cultic groups, brotherhoods, sacerdotal families, philosophical schools, and others—emerge as fundamentally similar instances of Aristotelian koinoniai.

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Jones' book examines the associations of ancient Athens under the classical democracy (508/7-321 B.C.) in light of their relations to the central government. Associations of all types—village communities, cultic groups, brotherhoods, sacerdotal families, philosophical schools, and others—emerge as fundamentally similar instances of Aristotelian koinoniai. Each, it is argued, acquired its distinctive character in response to particular features of the contemporary democracy. The analysis results in the first integrated, holistic institutional reconstruction of Greece's first city.

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ISBN-13:
9780195121759
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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