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Author Name    Missiou, Anna

Title   THE SUBVERSIVE ORATORY OF ANDOKIDES Politics, Ideology and Decision-Making in Democratic Athens

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Publisher    Cambridge University Press 1992

ISBN Number    0521360099 / 9780521360098

Seller ID   22789

Very faint shelfwear to DJ. ; Xi, 216pp. By analyzing a selection of speeches of the Athenian orator Andokides and the decisions reached by his audience on each occasion, Dr. Missiou demonstrates that the orator had divergent perceptions, values and attitudes from those of his audience on a number of basic issues. By this means she challenges the criticism, frequently aimed at Athenian democracy, that the decisions of the Assembly during this period were irresponsible and irrational. In particular she ascribes the rejection of Andokides' proposals for peace with the Spartans in 391 BC to the incompatability between the subversive character of his speech, aimed at spreading pro-Spartan and anti-war feelings, and the socio-political needs and demands of his audience. ; Cambridge Classical Studies; 216 pages

Speeches HISTORY GREEK ANDOCIDES Oratory Political Science Democracy Greek Literature

Price = 38.00 USD

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