Music and Image in Classical Athens

Music and Image in Classical Athens
Author: Sheramy Bundrick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-10-17
ISBN: 9780521848060
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Image in Classical Athens Book Excerpt:

Bundrick proposes that depictions of musical performance were linked to contemporary developments in music.

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens
Author: Josiah Ober
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1400820510
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens Book Excerpt:

This book asks an important question often ignored by ancient historians and political scientists alike: Why did Athenian democracy work as well and for as long as it did? Josiah Ober seeks the answer by analyzing the sociology of Athenian politics and the nature of communication between elite and nonelite citizens. After a preliminary survey of the development of the Athenian "constitution," he focuses on the role of political and legal rhetoric. As jurymen and Assemblymen, the citizen masses of Athens retained important powers, and elite Athenian politicians and litigants needed to address these large bodies of ordinary citizens in terms understandable and acceptable to the audience. This book probes the social strategies behind the rhetorical tactics employed by elite speakers. A close reading of the speeches exposes both egalitarian and elitist elements in Athenian popular ideology. Ober demonstrates that the vocabulary of public speech constituted a democratic discourse that allowed the Athenians to resolve contradictions between the ideal of political equality and the reality of social inequality. His radical reevaluation of leadership and political power in classical Athens restores key elements of the social and ideological context of the first western democracy.

Constitution of Athens and Related Texts

Constitution of Athens and Related Texts
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 9781439119617
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitution of Athens and Related Texts Book Excerpt:

A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom text.

Early Athens

Early Athens
Author: Eirini M. Dimitriadou
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN: 1938770889
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Athens Book Excerpt:

This volume is one of the most important works on ancient Athens in the last fifty years. The focus is on the early city, from the end of the Bronze Age--ca. 1200 BCE--to the Archaic period, when Athens became the largest city of the Classical period, only to be destroyed by the Persians in 480/479 BCE. From a systematic study of all the excavation reports and surveys in central Athens, the author has synthesized a detailed diachronic overview of the city from the Submycenaean period through the Archaic. It is a treasure trove of information for archaeologists who work in this period. Of great value as well are the detailed maps included, which present features of ancient settlements and cemeteries, the repositories of the human physical record. Over eighty additional large-scale, interactive maps are available online to complement the book.

Athens

Athens
Author: Bruce Clark
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 1788548132
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Athens Book Excerpt:

A new narrative history of Athens, telling the three-thousand-year story of the birthplace of Western civilization.

Athens

Athens
Author: James H. S. McGregor
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN: 0674369467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Athens Book Excerpt:

Revered as the birthplace of democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again.

Athens

Athens
Author: Lytton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 469
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Athens

Athens
Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Human Resource Management Division
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Athens (Greece)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pharos Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens Volume VXI 2008

Pharos  Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens  Volume VXI  2008
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780013802242
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Athens in the Middle Ages

Athens in the Middle Ages
Author: K.M. Setton
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1975
ISBN: 5885014078
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drama Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens

Drama  Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens
Author: Sophie Mills
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 0429632703
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drama Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth Century Athens Book Excerpt:

This study centres on the rhetoric of the Athenian empire, Thucydides’ account of the Peloponnesian War and the notable discrepancies between his assessment of Athens and that found in tragedy, funeral orations and public art. Mills explores the contradiction between Athenian actions and their self-representation, arguing that Thucydides’ highly critical, cynical approach to the Athenian empire does not reflect how the average Athenian saw his city’s power. The popular education of the Athenians, as presented to them in funeral speeches, drama and public art told a very different story from that presented by Thucydides’ history, and it was far more palatable to ordinary Athenians since it offered them a highly flattering portrayal of their city and, by extension, each individual who made up that city. Drama, Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth-Century Athens: Teaching Imperial Lessons offers a fascinating insight into Athenian self-representation and will be of interest to anyone working on classical Athens, the Greek polis and classical historiography.

Thucydides Pericles and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides  Pericles  and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War
Author: Martha Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-10-26
ISBN: 1139482793
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Pericles and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War Book Excerpt:

Thucydides, Pericles, and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War is the first comprehensive study of Thucydides' presentation of Pericles' radical redefinition of the city of Athens during the Peloponnesian War. Martha Taylor argues that Thucydides subtly critiques Pericles' vision of Athens as a city divorced from the territory of Attica and focused, instead, on the sea and the empire. Thucydides shows that Pericles' reconceputalization of the city led the Athenians both to Melos and to Sicily. Toward the end of his work, Thucydides demonstrates that flexible thinking about the city exacerbated the Athenians' civil war. Providing a thorough critique and analysis of Thucydides' neglected book 8, Taylor shows that Thucydides praises political compromise centered around the traditional city in Attica. In doing so, he implicitly censures both Pericles and the Athenian imperial project itself.

Democracy beyond Athens

Democracy beyond Athens
Author: Eric W. Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN: 1107377048
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy beyond Athens Book Excerpt:

What was ancient democracy like? Why did it spread in ancient Greece? An astonishing number of volumes have been devoted to the well-attested Athenian case, while non-Athenian democracy - for which evidence is harder to come by - has received only fleeting attention. Nevertheless, there exists a scattered body of ancient material regarding democracy beyond Athens, from ancient literary authors and epigraphic documents to archaeological evidence, out of which one can build an understanding of the phenomenon. This book presents a detailed study of ancient Greek democracy in the Classical period (480–323 BC), focusing on examples outside Athens. It has three main goals: to identify where and when democratic governments established themselves in ancient Greek city-states; to explain why democracy spread to many parts of Greece in this period; and to further our understanding of the nature of ancient democracy by studying its practices beyond Athens.

Imaginary Athens

Imaginary Athens
Author: Jin-Sung Chun
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN: 1000262251
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginary Athens Book Excerpt:

This book comprehensively examines architecture, urban planning, and civic perception in three modern cities as they transform into national capitals through an entangled, transnational process that involves an imaginative geography based on embellished memories of classical Athens. Schinkel’s classicist architecture in Berlin, especially the principle of tectonics at its core, came to be adopted effectively at faraway cities in East Asia, merging with the notion of national polity as Imperial Japan sought to reinvent Tokyo and mutating into an inevitable reflection of modern civilization upon reaching colonial Seoul, all of which give reason to ruminate over the phantasmagoria of modernity.

Athens and Macedon

Athens and Macedon
Author: Stephen V. Tracy
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2003-08-04
ISBN: 0520233336
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Athens and Macedon Book Excerpt:

Little of the historiography of 3rd century Athens survives, and much of what we know about the period has come down to us in inscriptions carved by Attic stonemasons of the time. This text provides an insight into an unsettled and obscure moment in antiquity.

Trials from Classical Athens

Trials from Classical Athens
Author: Christopher Carey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 113662189X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trials from Classical Athens Book Excerpt:

The ancient Athenian legal system is both excitingly familiar and disturbingly alien to the modern reader. It functions within a democracy which shares many of our core values but operates in a disconcertingly different way. Trials from Classical Athens assembles a number of surviving speeches written for trials in Athenian courts, dealing with themes which range from murder and assault, through slander and sexual misconduct to property and trade disputes and minor actions for damage. The texts illuminate key aspects both of Athenian social and political life and the functioning of the Athenian legal system. This new and revised volume adds to the existing selection of key forensic speeches with three new translations accompanied by lucid explanatory notes. The introduction is augmented with a section on Athenian democracy to make the book more accessible to those unfamiliar with the Athenian political system. To aid accessibility further a new glossary is included as well as illustrations for the first time. Providing a unique and guided introduction to the Athenian legal system and explaining how the system reveals the values and social life of Classical Athens, Trials from Classical Athens remains a fundamental resource for students of Ancient Greek history and anyone interested in the law, social history and oratory of the Ancient Greek world.

The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens

The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens
Author: Gustav Gilbert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Athens (Greece)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Athens and Attica

Athens and Attica
Author: Christopher Wordsworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Athens (Greece)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy
Author: Johanna Hanink
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1107062020
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy Book Excerpt:

The first account of how Athens invented the notion of 'classical' tragedy during the later fourth century BC.

Military Departures Homecomings and Death in Classical Athens

Military Departures  Homecomings and Death in Classical Athens
Author: Owen Rees
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350188662
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Departures Homecomings and Death in Classical Athens Book Excerpt:

This volume sheds new light on the experience of ancient Greek warfare by identifying and examining three fundamental transitions undergone by the classical Athenian hoplite as a result of his military service: his departure to war, his homecoming from war having survived, and his homecoming from war having died. As a conscript, a man regularly called upon by his city-state to serve in the battle lines and perform his citizen duty, the most common military experience of the hoplite was one of transition – he was departing to or returning from war on a regular basis, especially during extended periods of conflict. Scholarship has focused primarily on the experience of the hoplite after his return, with a special emphasis on his susceptibility to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but the moments of transition themselves have yet to be explored in detail. Taking each in turn, Owen Rees examines the transitions from two sides: from within the domestic environment as a member of an oikos, and from within the military environment as a member of the army. This analysis presents a new template for each and effectively maps the experience of the hoplite as he moves between his domestic and military duties. This allows us to reconstruct the effects of war more fully and to identify moments with the potential for a traumatic impact on the individual.