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Euripides and the Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be ... More


Status in Classical Athens

Deborah Kamen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical ... More


Pericles of Athens

Vincent Azoulay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed ... More


Neoplatonist Philosophers in Time, Place, and Social Context

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter describes the range of philosophers discussed in this book, going from Plotinus and his school in Rome to the schools of Iamblichus in Syria (Apamea) and of his successors at Athens and ... More


Constituting the Polis: Participatory Accountability in Ancient Athens

Craig T. Borowiak

in Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778256
eISBN:
9780199919086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the participatory democracy of ancient Athens to summon alternative possibilities for realizing democratic accountability in contemporary life. For the Athenians, democratic ... More


Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Peter Liddel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

By developing a notion of civic obligation, this book attempts to re‐interpret the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. Its primary concern is to elucidate how the considerable obligations ... More


Privileged Metics

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the status group called “privileged metics.” The privileged metic was in various respects superior to his less-privileged peers. Socially, too, privileged metics represented a ... More


Bastards (<i>Nothoi</i>)

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on nothoi. A nothos was defined as the child of two parents who were not legally married, hence the term's standard translation: “bastard.” Nothos status can be divided into two ... More


Disenfranchised Citizens (<i>Atimoi</i>)

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the legal and social status of atimoi. The very word atimos, meaning both “deprived of civic offices” and “deprived of honor,” encapsulates both the degraded political status ... More


Lyric Poetry in an Athenian Context

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the role that choral performance and lyric poetry held in fifth‐century Athenian life. It begins by examining the evidence for choral performance in Athens, and goes on to ... More


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