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Cleisthenes II: Ostracism, Archons and Strategoi

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay discusses the purpose of the law of ostracism and the date of its introduction. It is shown that the introduction of ostracism can be attributed to Cleisthenes, and was intended for use at ... More


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


National Defense: Democracy Defeated

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having survived the Persian invasions and the Peloponnesian War, few Athenians seem to have worried that Athens might actually come under a foreign power's sway. In terms of leadership, ... 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


Serious Issues and ‘Serious Comedy’

M. S. SILK

in Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the seriousness of Aristophanic comedy. It explains that in Aristophanic criticism, seriousness is generally discusses in association with Athenian politics. It associates ... More


The End of Tyranny?

Sian Lewis

in Greek Tyranny

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how the ‘end of tyranny’ myth developed and the elements that supported it – Spartan claims to be the enemies of tyrants, the identification of tyranny with Persia, and the ... More


Demetrius’ Fortunes Unravel

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The devastating failure in Macedonia sent reverberations throughout Demetrius Poliorcetes’ other possessions. The king suffered from multiple revolts and losses among his remaining territories, ... More


Demetrius and Athens. Again

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

While Demetrius Poliorcetes was continuing to rebuild his kingdom and strengthen his power, other opportunities arose which he was able to manipulate to his advantage. Political trouble in Athens ... More


Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing ... More


Aristophanes’ ‘Pure Mind’

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 11 analyses a rare instance in which comedy addresses the issues of inner purity, and focuses on Aristophanes’ Frogs. In v. 355, the leader of the chorus of the initiates in the underworld ... More


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