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By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and historical past. It units out to illustrate that the generally acquired view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been substantially assorted from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially improper. via a second look of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes presents a finished research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the ebook identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their explanations for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the strategy. The major political figures, each one of whom should be pointed out with a selected ideological standpoint, are explored in a chain of biographical reports. reading the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity exhibits how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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