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Ancient tyranny

Author: Sian Lewis
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the autocratic rulers and dynasties of classical Greece and Rome and the changing concepts of tyranny in political thought and culture.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sian Lewis
ISBN: 0748621253 9780748621255 9780748626434 0748626433
OCLC Number: 896995047
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 282 p.) illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. The making of tyranny --
Kingship and tyranny in archaic Rome / Fay Glinister --
Ducetius and fifth-century Sicilian tyranny / Trinity Jackman --
Adfectatio regni in the Roman Republic / Christopher Smith --
Money and the great man in the fourth century BC : military power, aristocratic connections and mercenary service / Matthew Trundle --
From Agathocles to Hieron II : the birth and development of basileia in Hellenistic Sicily / Efrem Zambon --
pt. 2. Tyranny and politics --
Tyrants and the pols : migration, identity, and urban development in Sicily / Kathryn Lomas --
Synchronicity : the local and the panhellenic within Sicilian tyranny / Sarah E. Harrell --
Alexander of Pherae : infelix tyrant / Sławomir Sprawski --
pt. 3. The ideology of tyranny --
Pindar and kingship theory / Simon Hornblower --
The comic Pericles / James McGlew --
Tyrannical oligarches at Athens / Lynette Mitchell --
Plutarch and the Sicilian tyrants / Claude Mossé (translated by Robin Machkenzie) --
Reckoning with tyranny : Greek thoughts on Caesar in Cicero's Letters to Atticus in early 49 / Ingo Gildenhard --
pt. 4. The limits of tyranny --
The violence of the Thirty Tyrants / Andrew Wolpert --
The politics of Persian autocracy, 424-334 BC / Stephen Ruzicka --
Sulla the weak tyrant / Alexander Thein
Responsibility: edited by Sian Lewis

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