Mass And Elite In Democratic Athens

Author by : Josiah Ober
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : 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.


The Life And Poetry Of George Darley

Author by : Donald J. Lange
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This book is a monumental work on the late Romantic Irish poet, George Darley, with a scholarly edition of his complete poetry and a new biography. The text of each poem is meticulously edited from manuscript and printed sources. For the first time, Darley is established as a translator of the First Book of Virgil’s Æneid. A newly discovered manuscript of Darley’s 70 Lenimina Laborum poems enriches the edition, while the celebrated Nepenthe is authoritatively presented with Darley’s manuscript running headnotes. The book introduces over 40 new manuscript letters by Darley, and discusses contemporary reviews of his work and a century of critical commentary. Darley’s influence on Tennyson is evaluated and his vast periodical contributions are examined. In addition, the insightful interpretation of Nepenthe by Edward Hutchinson Synge is presented. This book will be of great interest to scholars of the Romantic period, readers of contemporary periodical journalism, and students of Irish literary history.


Catalogue Of The Athen Um Library

Author by : Providence (R.I.). Athen um
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Plato Revived

Author by : Filip Karfík
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : The essays compiled in this volume individually address the varied forms in which the revival of Platonism manifested itself in ancient philosophy. It pays special attention to the issues of unity and beauty, the mind and knowledge, the soul and the body, virtue and happiness, and additionally considers the political and religious dimensions of Platonic thought. Starting from Plato and Aristotle, the studies examine the multiple transformational forms of Platonism, including the Neo-Platonists – Plotinus, Porphyrios, Iamblichus, Themistius, Proclus, and Marinus – along with Christian thinkers such as St. Augustine, Boethius, and Dionysus the Areopagite. The authors who have contributed to this volume make multiple references to the scholarly work of Dominic J. O’Meara. Their further refinement of O’Meara’s approach particularly casts a new light on Late-Platonic ethics. The essays in this collection also contribute to scholarly research about the multiple inter-relationships among the Platonists themselves and between Platonists and philosophers from other schools. Taken as a whole, this book reveals the full breadth of potential in the revival and transformation of ancient Platonism.


Aristophanes

Author by : Aristophanes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Eclectic Magazine

Author by : John Holmes Agnew
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Vampires Of Athens Box Set

Author by : Eva Pohler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Green Press/Eva Pohler
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Description : Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. She would rather remain in the world of her books. After settling in with her poor and boisterous host family, she discovers that the vampires and Greek gods that people her favorite books actually exist! Yes. The city of Athens has secrets. Her host family calls them "tramps." In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or "vryks," which sometimes gets translated to "freaks." They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. First and foremost, they are forbidden from turning humans into vampires. The human will not turn unless all of the blood is drained, so a vampire is allowed to drink up to one pint per month from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and during that time, the mortal has the powers of the vampire: flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals... As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens--Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires. "An epic take on vampires and Greek mythology"--Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "Had me from the first sentence to the very last word! I’m so happy to know the author is keeping the series going! I was so bummed when I was done. I just wanted more! But this is seriously is my top 5 of favorite vampire series! I seriously couldn’t put this down! If you are looking for a great Vampire love story this is your series!"--Keke, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "I loved this series. It kept me up late at night. I loved how she compiled mythology and fantasy together. My two favorite things. I was torn on who Gertie should be with. It mad me laugh, made me cry, made me mad. All the emotions. I love a book that can do that."--Debbie Shropshire ★★★★★ "A fantastic, take your breath away series!"--Michael J. Looney ★★★★★ "I've read a lot of books and this series ranks right up at the top."--Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ Grab your copy to begin the exciting adventure today!


Handbuch Der Alten Geographie

Author by : Albert Forbiger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Museum Services 1973

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Classics Pamphlet Collection

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Law Justice And The State

Author by : Michel Troper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Athenaeum

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Among Horses In Russia

Author by : Matthew Horace Hayes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Mirror Of Literature Amusement And Instruction

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.


The Ecology Of The Ancient Greek World

Author by : Research Fellow in Biomolecular Sciences Robert Sallares
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : A pioneering study in historical population biology, this book offers the first comprehensive ecological history of the ancient Greek world. It proposes a new model for treating the relationship between the population and the land, centering on the distribution and abundance of living organisms.


A Latin English Dictionary

Author by : John Tahourdin White
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Casanova Was A Librarian

Author by : Kathleen Low
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : What do Casanova, Pope Pius XI, Benjamin Franklin and first lady Laura Bush have in common? At one time, all were members of the librarian profession. While librarians are often stereotyped as quiet, shy ladies who wear their gray hair in a dignified bun, that doesn’t reflect the variety and diversity of today’s library professionals. As of 2004, 159,000 people in the United States held the job of librarian. Although only 18 percent of that number was male, the median age for librarians was a young 47—far from the gray-haired, bun-wearing ladies of our imaginations! From pick-up lines to bumper stickers, this volume takes a light-hearted look at the many facets of the librarian occupation. Beginning with statistics, it enumerates gender divisions, personality types, salaries and educational requirements for various types of librarians including public, academic, school and special librarians. Other topics include specific occupational health risks, job-related recreation and novelty gifts for library professionals. Instances of librarians found in prose, poetry, film and musicals are also discussed.


Kosmos

Author by : Paul Cartledge
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : 'Kosmos' is the word the ancient Greeks used for human social order. It has therefore a special application to the Greeks' peculiar social and political unit of communal life that they called the 'polis'. Of the many hundreds of such units in classical Greece the best documented and the most complex was democratic Athens. The purpose of this collective 1998 volume is to re-evaluate the foundations of classical Athens' highly successful experiment in communal social existence. Topics addressed include religion and ritualization, political friendship and enmity, gender and sexuality, sports and litigation, and economic and symbolic exchange. The book aims to make a major contribution, theoretical as well as empirical, towards understanding how the social order of community life may be sustained and enhanced.