By Andrew J. Bayliss
This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and historical past. It units out to illustrate that the commonly got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been noticeably various from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially mistaken. via a re-evaluation of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a finished research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the e-book identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their reasons for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the procedure. The top political figures, each one of whom may be pointed out with a specific ideological perspective, are explored in a sequence of biographical reports. 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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After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens by Andrew J. Bayliss