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By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and heritage. It units out to illustrate that the generally got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been notably varied from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially unsuitable. 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 offers a accomplished research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the booklet 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 procedure. The best political figures, each one of whom should be pointed out with a selected ideological standpoint, are explored in a sequence of biographical experiences. analyzing the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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