The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles
By (author) Loren J. Samons
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Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles by Loren J. Samons
Book DescriptionMid-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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521807937
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Loren J. Samons
Pericles and the Conquest of History, Paperback (January 2016)
Loren J. Samons, II examines the events of Athenian history to understand the actions and legacy of this pivotal historical figure.
Cambridge Companion to the Age of Pericles, Paperback (January 2007)
This Companion volume shows the infrastructure that made the Age of Pericles possible.
What's Wrong with Democracy?, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Loren J. Samons
An assessment of classical Athenian democracy and its significance for the US. It offers discussion of topics such as dangers of popular vote, Athens' acquisitive foreign policy, the tendency of the state to overspend, and the place of religion in Athenian society.
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Author Biography - Loren J. Samons
Loren J. Samons II is Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University where he received the Metcalf Award for excellence in teaching in 1998. He is the author of What's Wrong with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship (2004), Empire of the Owl: Athenian Imperial Finance (2000), and, with Charles W. Fornara, Athens from Cleisthenes to Pericles. He has been a Visiting Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and has contributed to many journals, including Classical Quarterly, Historia, Arion, and Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik.
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