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Greeks and Romans

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Following an analysis of the economic and ecological bases of society in the pre-Christian Mediterranean world, this chapter studies how and why the pre-Persian Greek pólis-world evolved — charting ... More


Introduction

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the Athenian polis and Hellenistic history. It then discusses Hellenistic economics, the economies and the Greek polis, Hellenistic Athens, and ... More


The Paths Not Taken

Federica Carugati

in Creating a Constitution: Law, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195636
eISBN:
9780691198712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195636.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter deploys the available comparative and counterfactual evidence to show that, in the absence of the new constitution, Athens' development in the fourth century would have lagged. It ... More


What Can Data Drawn from the Hansen-Nielsen Inventory Tell Us about Political Transitions in Ancient Greece?

Robert K. Fleck and F. Andrew Hanssen

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Most of the democratic transitions that have occurred in human history took place in ancient Greece. Thanks to Mogens Hansen’s and Thomas Nielsen’s monumental Inventory of Archaic and Classical ... More


Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Hent de Vries and Lawrence E. Sullivan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

What has happened to religion in its present manifestations? In recent years, Enlightenment secularization, as it appeared in the global spread of political structures that relegate ... More


Introduction

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Each identifiable community craves a place to claim as home. Claims are articulated in a variety of ways, but the need for sustenance binds populations very strongly to the land. Herodotus lists four ... More


Polis = Oikos

Reinhold Martin

in The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The sixth essay looks into the matter of the political topology of the classical Greek polis, in relation to the feminized, administrative domain of the oikos, or household, in contemporary political ... More


Cities of Dreams

Peter Thonemann

in An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The civic life of Greek poleis in the eastern Roman empire is very prominent in the Oneirocritica (particularly in Book 4). This chapter will discuss the absence of the Classical Greek polis from ... More


Introduction

Norma Thompson

in The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter first describes how Tocqueville's study of America served as an impetus for this volume. It then explains the book's focus on three high points in the tradition of political ... More


The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Greg Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The book proposes a new paradigm of historical practice. It questions the way we conventionally historicize the experiences of non-modern peoples, western and non-western, and makes a case for an ... More


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