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City of Sokrates : An Introduction to Classical Athens - J. W. Roberts

City of Sokrates

An Introduction to Classical Athens

Hardcover Published: 18th June 1998
ISBN: 9780415167772
Number Of Pages: 288

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"The City of Sokrates" is a comprehensive account of Athens' historical and cultural significance. In this extensively revised second edition, J. W. Roberts explores the characteristics of Athenian life in the latter half of the fifth century BC. He examines the city's extraordinary cultural legacy, including democracy, tragedy, comedy, moral philosophy and mathematical astronomy, and surveys the negative aspects of Greek culture such as blood sacrifice, subordination of women and xenophobia. This book also includes an investigation of the trial of Socrates, Athens' most devoted son and most radical critic.

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Sources of Knowledgep. 7
Country and Townp. 9
Population, Property, Taxationp. 22
Radical Democracyp. 50
The Imperial Ethosp. 85
Schooling, Literacy, Books and Historyp. 97
Religionp. 112
Art and Patronagep. 151
Science, Nature, Culture and the Sophistsp. 212
Philosophy, from Anaxagoras to Sokratesp. 232
p. 253
p. 254
Further Readingp. 256
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780415167772
ISBN-10: 0415167779
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th June 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.15  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2