Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece

September 28, 2006|
Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece by Simon Goldhill
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From the time of the Roman Empire onwards, fifth- and fourth-century Greece have been held to be the period and place in which civilization as the West knows it developed. Classical scholars have sought to justify these claims in detail by describing developments in fields such as democratic politics, art, rationality, historiography, literature, philosophy, medicine and music, in which classical Greece has been held to have made a revolutionary contribution. In this volume a distinguished cast of contributors offers a fresh consideration of these claims, asking both whether they are well based and what is at stake for their proposers and for us in making them. They look both at modern scholarly argument and its basis and at the claims made by the scholars of the Second Sophistic. The volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars but to all who are interested in the history of scholarship.
Introduction Robin Osborne; 1. When was the Athenian democratic revolution? Robin Osborne; 2. Revolutions in human time: age-class in Athens and the Greekness of Greek revolutions James Davidson; 3. Reflections on the 'Greek Revolution' in art: from changes in viewing to the transformation of subjectivity Jas' Elsner; 4. What's in a be...
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Title:Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.75 in
Published:September 28, 2006
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521862127

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