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Author : Aristophanes
ISBN : BSB:BSB10232579
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Mass And Elite In Democratic Athens

Author : Josiah Ober
ISBN : 1400820510
Genre : History
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This book asks an important question often ignored by ancient historians and political scientists alike: Why did Athenian democracy work as well and for as long as it did? Josiah Ober seeks the answer by analyzing the sociology of Athenian politics and the nature of communication between elite and nonelite citizens. After a preliminary survey of the development of the Athenian "constitution," he focuses on the role of political and legal rhetoric. As jurymen and Assemblymen, the citizen masses of Athens retained important powers, and elite Athenian politicians and litigants needed to address these large bodies of ordinary citizens in terms understandable and acceptable to the audience. This book probes the social strategies behind the rhetorical tactics employed by elite speakers. A close reading of the speeches exposes both egalitarian and elitist elements in Athenian popular ideology. Ober demonstrates that the vocabulary of public speech constituted a democratic discourse that allowed the Athenians to resolve contradictions between the ideal of political equality and the reality of social inequality. His radical reevaluation of leadership and political power in classical Athens restores key elements of the social and ideological context of the first western democracy.
Category: History

Greek Myth And Religion

Author : Albert Henrichs
ISBN : 9783110447927
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume contains the collected papers of Albert Henrichs on numerous subjects in ancient Greek myth and religion. What was ancient Greek religion really like? What is the reality of belief and action that lies behind the unwieldy sources, which stem from vast areas and epochs of the ancient world? What is the meaning, intended and otherwise, of religious action and speech in ancient Greece? Who were the Greek gods, how were they worshipped, and how were they viewed by those who worshipped them? One of the leading students of ancient Greek religion over the past five decades, Albert Henrichs, the Eliot Professor of Greek Literature at Harvard University, combines wide and deep learning, a pragmatic, incisive approach to the sources, and an apt use of comparative perspectives. Henrichs breaks new ground in discussing sacrifice, libation, cultic identity, religious action and speech, epiphany, and the personalities of the gods. Special attention is devoted to ancient Greek sources on the ancient Persian prophet Mani, founder of Manichaeism. As a group, Albert Henrichs’ papers on Greek religion offer a basic education on Greek myth and religion and constitute a blueprint for serious study of the subject.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wiener Studien

Author : Karl Schenkl
ISBN : PRNC:32101015425034
Genre : Classical philology
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Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie und Patristik.
Category: Classical philology

Christen Und Muslime

Author : Thede Kahl
ISBN : 9783643500588
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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Orthodoxe Christen und Muslime sind die beiden größten Religionsgemeinschaften Südosteuropas. Das Zusammenleben dieser beiden Gruppen stellt daher einen wichtigen Faktor der gesamten europäischen interethnischen Koexistenz dar. Kern des vorliegenden Bandes bilden die Feldforschungsergebnisse des von den Herausgebern geleiteten Forschungsprojekts "Interethnische Beziehungen zwischen orthodoxen Christen und Muslimen in Südosteuropa - Beispiele aus konfessionell gemischten Siedlungen in Griechenland und Rumänien". Das Projekt ging der Frage nach, welches die Mechanismen eines friedlichen Zusammenlebens sind und wodurch es gestört werden kann.
Category: Balkan Peninsula

Meyers Grosses Konversations Lexikon

Author : Hermann Julius Meyer
ISBN : SRLF:A0008226375
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German
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Athen 1896

Author : Guido Welk
ISBN : 3792715341
Genre : Athletes
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Category: Athletes