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Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles (Loren J Samons II (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521807937
Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles (Loren J Samons II (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521807937
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles

Author: Samons II, Loren J (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521807937

Volumes: 1; Pages: 404

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Mid-fifth-century Athens saw the development of the Athenian empire, the radicalization of Athenian democracy through the empowerment of poorer citizens, the adornment of the city through a massive and expensive building program, the classical age of Athenian tragedy, the assembly of intellectuals offering novel approaches to philosophical and scientific issues, and the end of the Spartan-Athenian alliance against Persia and the beginning of open hostilities between the two greatest powers of ancient Greece. The Athenian statesman Pericles both fostered and supported many of these developments. Although it is no longer fashionable to view Periclean Athens as a social or cultural paradigm, study of the history, society, art, and literature of mid-fifth-century Athens remains central to any understanding of Greek history. This collection of essays reveal the political, religious, economic, social, artistic, literary, intellectual, and military infrastructure that made the Age of Pericles possible.ContentsIntroduction: Athenian history and society in the Age of Pericles L. J. Samons1. Democracy and empire P. J. Rhodes2. Athenian religion in the Age of Pericles Deborah Boedeker3. The Athenian economy Lisa Kallet4. Warfare in Athenian society K. A. Raaflaub5. Other sorts: slave, foreign, and female identities in Periclean Athens Cynthia Patterson6. Art and architecture Kenneth Lapatin7. Drama and democracy Jeffrey Henderson8. The bureaucracy of democracy J. P. Sickinger9. Plato's sophists, intellectual history after 450, and Sokrates Robert W. Wallace10. Democratic theory and practice R. Sealey11. Athens and Sparta and the coming of the Peloponnesian War J. E. LendonConclusion: Pericles and Athens L. J. Samons
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