Interstate Relations in Classical Greece
Morality and Power
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Interstate Relations in Classical Greece by Polly Low
Book DescriptionIn this book Dr Low explores the assumptions and principles which determined the conduct and representation of interstate politics in Greece during the fifth and fourth centuries BC. She employs a wide range of ancient evidence, both epigraphic and literary, as well as some contemporary theoretical approaches from the field of International Relations. Taking a thematic rather than a chronological approach, she addresses topics such as the nature of interstate society in the Greek world; the sources, scope and enforcement of 'international law'; the nature of interstate ethics and morality; interventionism and imperialism; and the question of change and stability. She argues that classical Greece's reputation for unrestrained and unsophisticated diplomacy is undeserved, and shows that relations between Greek city-states were shaped by and judged according to a complex network of customs, beliefs and expectations which pervaded all areas of interstate behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521872065
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Polly Low
Inscriptions and Their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature, Hardback (September 2013)
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.
Cultures of Commemoration, Hardback (May 2012)
This volume presents studies of military commemorative practices in Western culture, from 5th-century BC Greece, through two World Wars, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This new comparative approach reveals that the distant past has had a lasting influence on commemorative practice in modern times.
Interstate Relations in Classical Greece, Paperback (December 2009)
This book explores the assumptions and principles determining the conduct and representation of interstate politics.
Athenian Empire, Hardback (April 2008)» View all books by Polly Low
This volume brings together a wide range of readings on the Athenian Empire.
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Author Biography - Polly Low
POLLY LOW is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Manchester.
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