Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens
By (author) Peter P. Liddel
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Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens by Peter P. Liddel
Book DescriptionPeter Liddel offers a fresh approach to the old problem of the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. He draws extensively on oratorical and epigraphical evidence from the late fourth century BC to analyse the ways in which ideas about liberty were reconciled with ideas about obligation, and examines how this reconciliation was negotiated, performed, and presented in the Athenian law-courts, assembly, and through the inscriptional mode of publication. Using modern political theory as a springboard, Liddel argues that the ancient Athenians held liberty to consist of the substantial obligations (political, financial, and military) of citizenship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199226580
(221mm x 146mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter P. Liddel
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From the archaic period onwards, ancient literary authors working within a range of genres discussed and quoted a variety of inscriptions. This volume offers a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the diversity of epigraphic material present in ancient literary texts, and the variety of responses, both ancient and modern, which they can provoke.
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Author Biography - Peter P. Liddel
Peter Liddel is Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Manchester.
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