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Description - The School of History by Mark H. Munn

History, political philosophy and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation - the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the education and early careers of Plato and Xenophon, among others. "The School of History" provides a detailed intellectual and political history of Athens during the late 5th century BCE, as it examines the background, the context and the decisive events shaping this society in the throes of war. This narrative ultimately leads to a fresh understanding of Athenian democratic culture, showing why and how it yielded such extraordinary intellectual productivity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520236851
ISBN-10: 0520236858
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 537
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark H. Munn

Mark Munn is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and the author of The Defense of Attica: The Dema Wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 b.c. (California, 1993).