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The 'Old oligarch' : the Constitution of the Athenians attributed to Xenophon

Author: Xenophon.; J L Marr; P J Rhodes
Publisher: Oxford : Aris & Phillips/Oxbow, ©2008.
Series: Classical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Greek prose literature
Early works
Spurious and doubtful works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Constitution of Athens. English & Greek.
'Old oligarch'.
Oxford : Aris & Phillips/Oxbow, ©2008
(OCoLC)705754546
Named Person: Xenophon; Xenophon.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xenophon.; J L Marr; P J Rhodes
ISBN: 9780856687761 0856687766 9780856687815 0856687812
OCLC Number: 76936134
Language Note: Ancient Greek and English on facing pages.
Notes: Abstract: http://www3.openu.ac.il/ouweb/owal/new_books1.book_desc?in_mis_cat=126558.
Description: 178 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 The name 'Old Oligarch' 1 --
2 The title of the work 2 --
3 The date of the work 3 --
4 The authorship of the work 6 --
5 The author and his immediate audience 13 --
6 The author's argument: the self-interest theory 16 --
7 The two-fold class division: the demos versus the oligoi 19 --
8 Class designations and class labels 24 --
9 Other stylistic features 26 --
10 Structure 27 --
11 The text 28 --
Dates assigned to the Constitution of the Athenians 31 --
Text and Translation: [characters not reproducible]/ The Constitution of the Athenians 35 --
1 The imagined criticisms answered in the work 169 --
2 Occurrences of the words demos / demotikoi / demokratia 170 --
3 Qualities and characteristics ascribed to the demos and the oligoi 170 --
4 Class designations and class labels 171 --
5 Characteristic vocabulary 172 --
6 Examples of verbal repetition 173 --
7 Generalisations 175.
Series Title: Classical texts.
Other Titles: Constitution of Athens.
Constitution of the Athenians
Constitution of Athens.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by J.L. Marr and P.J. Rhodes.

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'Old Oligarch' is a label often applied to the unknown author of the Athenian Constitution preserved with the works of Xenophon. Probably written in the mid 420s B.C., it is the earliest surviving  Read more...

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