From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

Author: Martin Ostwald
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520909687
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Analyzing the "democratic" features and institutions of the Athenian democracy in the fifth century B.C., Martin Ostwald traces their development from Solon's judicial reforms to the flowering of popular sovereignty, when the people assumed the right both to enact all legislation and to hold magistrates accountable for implementing what had been enacted.

Politische Ordnungskonzeptionen in der attischen Demokratie des vierten Jahrhunderts v Chr

Author: Karen Piepenbrink
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515078481
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Piepenbrink's dissertation on the political ideology of the Attic Greek democracy of the 4th century BC compares and contrasts philosophical texts with rhetorical tracts. The first half of the study focuses on the political philosophy of Aristotle, including his views on the interaction of politics with philosophy, the role of the elite and the hierarchy of society. The same themes are then applied to Greek oratory. A discussion of the apparent discrepancies completes the volume.

Constitutional Violence

Author: Antoni Abat i Ninet
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074867537X
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Western political systems tend to be 'constitutional democracies', dividing the system into a domain of politics, where the people rule, and a domain of law, set aside for a trained elite. Antoni Abat i Ninet strives to resolve these apparently exclusive

Athens on Trial

Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400821320
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The Classical Athenians were the first to articulate and implement the notion that ordinary citizens of no particular affluence or education could make responsible political decisions. For this reason, reactions to Athenian democracy have long provided a prime Rorschach test for political thought. Whether praising Athens's government as the legitimizing ancestor of modern democracies or condemning it as mob rule, commentators throughout history have revealed much about their own notions of politics and society. In this book, Jennifer Roberts charts responses to Athenian democracy from Athens itself through the twentieth century, exploring a debate that touches upon historiography, ethics, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and educational theory.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles

Author: Loren J. Samons II
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826697
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Mid-fifth-century Athens saw the development of the Athenian empire, the radicalization of Athenian democracy through the empowerment of poorer citizens, the adornment of the city through a massive and expensive building program, the classical age of Athenian tragedy, the assembly of intellectuals offering novel approaches to philosophical and scientific issues, and the end of the Spartan-Athenian alliance against Persia and the beginning of open hostilities between the two greatest powers of ancient Greece. The Athenian statesman Pericles both fostered and supported many of these developments. Although it is no longer fashionable to view Periclean Athens as a social or cultural paradigm, study of the history, society, art, and literature of mid-fifth-century Athens remains central to any understanding of Greek history. This collection of essays reveal the political, religious, economic, social, artistic, literary, intellectual, and military infrastructure that made the Age of Pericles possible.

Protagoras and Logos

Author: Edward Schiappa
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611171814
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Protagoras and Logos brings together in a meaningful synthesis the contributions and rhetoric of the first and most famous of the Older Sophists, Protagoras of Abdera. Most accounts of Protagoras rely on the somewhat hostile reports of Plato and Aristotle. By focusing on Protagoras's own surviving words, this study corrects many long-standing misinterpretations and presents significant facts: Protagoras was a first-rate philosophical thinker who positively influenced the theories of Plato and Aristotle, and Protagoras pioneered the study of language and was the first theorist of rhetoric. In addition to illustrating valuable methods of translating and reading fifth-century B.C.E. Greek passages, the book marshals evidence for the important philological conclusion that the Greek word translated as rhetoric was a coinage by Plato in the early fourth century. In this second edition, Edward Schiappa reassesses the philosophical and pedagogical contributions of Protagoras. Schiappa argues that traditional accounts of Protagoras are hampered by mistaken assumptions about the Sophists and the teaching of the art of rhetoric in the fifth century. He shows that, contrary to tradition, the so-called Older Sophists investigated and taught the skills of logos, which is closer to modern conceptions of critical reasoning than of persuasive oratory. Schiappa also offers interpretations for each of Protagoras's major surviving fragments and examines Protagoras's contributions to the theory and practice of Greek education, politics, and philosophy. In a new afterword Schiappa addresses historiographical issues that have occupied scholars in rhetorical studies over the past ten years, and throughout the study he provides references to scholarship from the last decade that has refined his views on Protagoras and other Sophists.

Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens

Author: Larry Patriquin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137503483
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This book argues that ancient democracy did not stop at the door of economic democracy, and that ancient Athens has much to tell us about the relationship between political equality and economic equality. Athenian democracy rested on a foundation of general economic equality, which enabled citizens to challenge their exclusion from politics.

Isonomia in Athen Die politische Teilhabe der Athener im gesellschaftlichen und institutionellen Gef ge der kleisthenischen Polis des sp ten 6 und fr hen 5 Jahrhunderts

Author: Philipp Maurer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638667499
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Fruhgeschichte, Antike, Note: 1,0, Technische Universitat Dresden (Institut fur Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar. Reprasentativsysteme in der griechischen Welt, 37 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es erschien mir zweckmassig, den inhaltlichen Aufbau meiner Untersuchung an der triadischen Struktur der kleisthenischen Reform zu orientieren. Beginnend mit den kleinsten politischen Einheiten, den Demen und den sich auf dieser Ebene befindenden politischen Institutionen, uber das System der Trittyen bis hin zu den Phylen sollen die einzelnen Bereiche politischen Handelns in der Optik ihrer Reprasentationspotentiale betrachtet werden. Diese Perspektive vereint die institutionalisierten Knotenpunkte politischer Kommunikation, als auch die sozialgeschichtlichen Hintergrunde, wie etwa wirtschaftliche Abhangigkeiten oder Formen politischer Ungleichheit, die auf bestimmte Entscheidungsprozesse eingewirkt haben konnten. Im letzten Kapitel werden die Einzelergebnisse der vorangegangenen Abschnitte gleichsam aufgegriffen und zu einer abschliessenden Beurteilung geformt. Wenn ich von Reprasentation spreche, meine ich das Verhaltnis der politischen Macht einzelner und den institutionellen Formen und politischen Strukturen, die diese Macht an die Gemeinschaft aller politisch Berechtigten zuruck binden. Mich interessiert, wer an welchen Entscheidungen beteiligt war, welche Moglichkeiten der politischen Einflussnahme sich welchen Bevolkerungsgruppen, in welchem Umfang boten. Neben dem Modus der Machtverteilung bzw. der Mandatsvergabe und ihrer Kontrolle, soll es um die institutionellen Strukturen des kleisthenischen Staates und vor allem um die Frage gehen, wie es in dem, in geographischer Hinsicht, vergleichsweise grossen Staat gelang, Bevolkerungsgruppen aus den verschiedenen Regionen des Landes unter dem Gesichtspunkt der politischen Gleichheit an der Machtausubung und p

A Companion to Sophocles

Author: Kirk Ormand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356895
Format: PDF
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A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights