After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens by Andrew J. Bayliss

By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and background. It units out to illustrate that the generally got view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been greatly diverse from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially fallacious. via a re-evaluation of the inner politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a complete research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the e-book identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their explanations for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the method. The top political figures, each one of whom will be pointed out with a specific ideological point of view, are explored in a chain of biographical reviews. reading the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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