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The Democracy’s Drive for Power, Glory and Gain

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the changes to Athenian democracy and society which contributed to a more aggressive pursuit of military, political, and economic goals. One such factor is Pericles, who would ... More


Isocratean Reflections: Athens’s Courage, Imperialism, and Eudaimonism

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Isocrates remains an underutilized resource for the understanding of democratic ideology. Although Isocrates was critical of the Athenian democracy in his time, his writings also offer a searching ... More


Thucydides and the Lure of Empire

Peter Green

in The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores Mme Jacqueline de Romilly's Thucydides and Athenian Imperialism, which was conceived and written during the 1839–45 war. It observes that during the past two decades, a small ... More


The Grand Design

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Sicilian expedition. In every respect, at the end of 416, Alcibiades has good reason to be content with his life and confident about his future. Out of all this grew his ... More


The Panharmonic Music of the Piraeus: Diversity, Democracy, and Philosophy in the Republic

Rebecca LeMoine

in Plato's Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190936983
eISBN:
9780190937010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936983.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the treatment of foreigners in Plato’s Republic. It argues that by giving the dialogue a diverse setting and cast of characters, Plato indicates the importance of cross-cultural ... More


Socrates the Foreigner?: Self-Examination and Civic Identity in the Phaedrus

Rebecca LeMoine

in Plato's Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190936983
eISBN:
9780190937010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936983.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates why Socrates, an Athenian, presents himself as a foreigner in the Phaedrus. It argues that Socrates’ puzzling presentation of himself as a foreigner helps his interlocutor ... More


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