New Politicians of Fifth-Century Athens

ISBN-10: 0872201422
ISBN-13: 9780872201422
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: W. Robert Connor
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

A reprint of the Princeton University Press edition of 1972, with new Preface by the author. In this powerful contribution to our understanding of politics in fifth-century Athens, Connor constructs models of Athenian political groupings to explain the rise of the "new politicians," young men who launched a new kind of democracy by appealing to the citizenry at large. With Pericles as prototype and Cleon as exemplar of the new politician, this engaging work provides an important insight into the politics of Athens at the height of its power.

Preface
Introduction
Abbreviations
Political Groups in Fifth-Century Athens
Political "Parties"
Family Ties
The Extension of Family Ties
The Political Club: The Hetaireia
Conclusion: Political Friendship
Political Friendship and Civic Loyalty
The Operation of Political Friendship
Some Ethical Problems in Friendship
The Responses of the Politicians
The Effects of Political Friendship
Toward a New Model
The New Democracy
Cleon's Repudiation of His Friends
The New Vocabulary of Politics
Effects and Implications
Effects and Implications
Pericles and Cleon
Two Models of Politics
Toward Revolution
The New Style of Politics
Two New Developments
The Social Standing of Cleon and His Successors
Culture and Education
Old Comedy and the New Politicians
Withdrawal from Politics
Toward Revolution
App. I. The Debate in Herodotus 3.80-83
App. II. On the Date of pseudo-Xenophon's Constitution of Athens
Bibliography
Index

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