By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and historical past. It units out to illustrate that the generally bought view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been noticeably varied from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially incorrect. via a re-assessment of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either when it comes to its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes offers a accomplished research of Athenian political existence from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic facts the publication identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their factors for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the technique. The top political figures, every one of whom could be pointed out with a selected ideological perspective, are explored in a chain of biographical experiences. studying the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted smooth perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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