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Debating the Athenian Cultural Revolution

Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Politics 430-380 BC

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Whatever aspect of Athenian culture one examines, whether it be tragedy and comedy, philosophy, vase painting and sculpture, oratory and rhetoric, law and politics, or social and economic life, the picture looks very different after 400 BC from before 400 BC. Scholars who have previously addressed this question have concentrated on particular areas and come up with explanations, often connected with the psychological effect of the Peloponnesian War, which are very unconvincing as explanations for the whole range of change. This book attempts to look at a wide range of evidence for cultural change at Athens and to examine the ways in which the changes may have been coordinated. It is a complement to the examination of the rhetoric of revolution as applied to ancient Greece in Rethinking Revolutions through Ancient Greece (Cambridge, 2006).

Author Biography

Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge.
Release date Australia
February 11th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Robin Osborne
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
360
Dimensions
152x229x20
ISBN-13
9780521130585
Product ID
4013223

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