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First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Paul Woodruff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Americans have an unwavering faith in democracy and are ever eager to import it to nations around the world. But how democratic is our own “democracy”? If you can vote, if the majority rules, if you ... More


Browning's Hatreds

Daniel Karlin

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

‘Gr-r-r--there go, my heart's abhorrence! Water your damned flower-pots, do! If hate killed men, Brother Lawrence, God's blood, would not mine kill you!’ The bitter and twisted monk of ‘Soliloquy of ... More


Modifying the Liberal Educational Ideal

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines four objections stemming from the clash of theory (that liberalism requires the institution of compulsory, autonomy‐driven schools regardless of parental preferences) and intuition (that ... More


Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century: Setting the precedent

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089909
eISBN:
9781781708484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089909.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book is an attempt at a comprehensive presentation of the history of humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century, the heyday of this controversial doctrine. It starts with a brief ... More


Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More


Epilogue: Reception and the Political

Miriam Leonard

in Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How far can reading the Greeks politically get us? This concluding chapter questions whether an innovative approach to the political — a new theory of democracy — has emerged from the French post-war ... More


Introduction: Privacy in an Enclosed State

Paul Betts

in Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199208845
eISBN:
9780191594755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208845.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

The Introduction locates the argument within the wider secondary source literature, and reconsiders East German social politics and everyday life through an examination of East German norms and ... More


The Anti-Tyranny Dossier from Eresos

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The earliest extant inscriptions from Eresos record punitive actions taken by the Eresian dēmos against tyrants and their descendants. This chapter argues that the “anti-tyranny dossier” documents ... More


The Ilian Tyrant-Killing Law

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Ilian tyrant-killing law. The law is long and complex, its extant portions alone contain roughly twice the number of words as the Eretrian tyrant-killing law and 4.5 times ... More


The Deportee

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on deportation. Deportation in the archaic and classical Greek world commonly took the form of the forced removal either of a large group by their political opponents or of the ... More


Land of Perpetual Summer: Australian Experiences

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The substantial contribution which immigration from the UK made to the demographic development of Australia began with the arrival of convicts. Without a sufficiency of aboriginal workers, they were ... More


The Good, the Bad, and the In‐Between

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero construes, respectively, ‘the good’ (especially his theory of the vir bonus) and ‘the bad’ (especially his notion of immanes naturae and naturally born tyrants)—as ... More


Coping with Caesar

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the strategies that Cicero used to cope with Caesar, who had crushed the community he had always imagined as constitutive of himself and his oratory, in the three speeches ... More


Tyranny and the Divine

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero configured the supernatural sphere in the light of his experiences with the tyrannies of Sulla and Caesar. After a look at a passage from the pro Sexto Roscio, in ... More


Conclusion

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion brings together the findings of the previous chapters by relating the conceptual creativity in Cicero's speeches as it has emerged in the course of the book to the wider historical ... More


Justifying war

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the ideological contexts of Essex’s attitude towards the war with Spain. It is argued that the justification of aggressive anti-Spanish militarism in the 1590s was couched in a ... More


Physician of the state: Essex and the Elizabethan polity

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 4 examines Essex’s attitudes to the structure of the Elizabethan polity, in particular in relation to the decline of his career, before and after his fall from grace in October 1599, after ... More


John Stuart Mill: The Tyranny of Conformity

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter is a study of John Stuart Mill's views on the United States over a period of several decades, which begins with his reviews of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Like ... More


Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers the impact of Henry VIII’s break with Rome and the Royal Supremacy of the 1530s upon the generation of poets, playwrights, and prose-writers who lived through those events. ... More


The beginning and the end of Aeschylus' Danaid trilogy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter — following Wofgang Rösler's view that Aeschylus' Suppliants was the second (not the first) play of his Danaid trilogy and that the trilogy's action turned on an oracle given to Danaos ... More


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