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By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and historical past. It units out to illustrate that the commonly got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been extensively diversified from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially improper. via a second look of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a entire research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the booklet identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their causes for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the strategy. The best political figures, every one of whom should be pointed out with a selected ideological point of view, are explored in a sequence of biographical stories. studying the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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