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Political dissent in democratic Athens : intellectual critics of popular rule

Author: Josiah Ober
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Series: Martin classical lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How and why did the Western tradition of political theorizing arise in Athens during the late fifth and fourth centuries BC? Interweaving intellectual history with political philosophy and literary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josiah Ober
ISBN: 0691089817 9780691089812
OCLC Number: 48468368
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Introduction: Why dissent? Why Athens? --
The problem of dissent: criticism as contest --
Public speech and brute fact: Thucydides --
Essence and enactment: Aristophanes Ecclesiazusae --
Justice, knowledge, power: Plato Apology, Crito, Gorgias, Republic --
Eloquence, leadership, memory: Isocrates Antidosis and Areopagiticus --
Political animals, actual citizens, and the best possible polis: Aristotle Politics --
The dialectics of dissent: Criticism as dialogue.
Series Title: Martin classical lectures.
Responsibility: Josiah Ober.
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