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Aeschines and Athenian politics

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Aeschines and Athenian politics
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Aeschines and Athenian politics
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eng
Summary
Filling a major gap in scholarship, this is the first full-length study of the Athenian politician Aeschines. Along with Isocrates, Aeschines was one of the most prominent Athenian politicians who advocated friendly ties with the Macedonian king Philip II. Though overshadowed by his famous rival Demosthenes, Aeschines played a key role in the decisive events that marked the rise of Macedonian power in Greece and formed the transition from the Classical to the Hellenistic period. Three long speeches by Aeschines, all delivered in court battles with his opponent Demosthenes, have been preserved and provide us with valuable information about Athenian politics during a major turning point in Greek history. This study of Aeschines' political career examines the reliability of court speeches as historical evidence and shows how they help reveal how democratic institutions actually functioned in Athens when faced with the rise of Macedonian power
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UkLiU
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Harris, Edward Monroe
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Democracy
  • Greece
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Philip
  • Aeschines
  • Demosthenes
  • Philippe
  • Eschine
  • Démosthène
  • Philip
  • Aeschines
  • Demosthenes
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Aeschines and Athenian politics
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Whom to Believe? -- 2. Family, Early Career, and Start in Politics. Family Background. Early Career. Aeschines' Entry into Politics -- 3. Getting to Know Philip. Athens and Macedon to 348. The Decision to Begin Negotiations with Philip. The First Embassy -- 4. Peace at Last. The First Embassy Returns to Athens. The Meetings of the Assembly on Elaphebolion 18, 19, and 25 -- 5. The End of the Third Sacred War. The Second Embassy. The Meeting of the Council after the Return of the Second Embassy and the Meeting of the Assembly on Skirophorion 16. The Surrender of Phocis. The Prosecution of Timarchus -- 6. Entre Deux Guerres -- 7. Decline and Exit. From the Siege of Byzantium to the Defeat at Chaeronea. Waiting for the Final Performance -- 8. Conclusion -- App. 1: Was Aeschines Ever an Associate of Aristophon? -- App. 2: The Chronology of the Olynthus Campaigns and Philip's Peace Offers -- App. 3: Athenian Embassies to the Greeks Between 348 and 346 -- App. 4. When did the Spondophoroi Report the Phocian Refusal? -- App. 5. The Thracian Fortresses -- App. 6. The Date of Philocrates' Speech in Favor of Peace with Philip -- App. 7. Aeschines and the Third Embassy -- App. 8. The Chronology of Events from 344 to 340 -- App. 9. The Legal Grounds for Aeschines' Objection to Antiphon's Arrest -- App. 10. Two Recent Views of Aeschines' Prosecution of Ctesiphon in 330 -- App. 11. Philip's Relationship with the Thessalians
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780195082852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Aeschines and Athenian politics
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Whom to Believe? -- 2. Family, Early Career, and Start in Politics. Family Background. Early Career. Aeschines' Entry into Politics -- 3. Getting to Know Philip. Athens and Macedon to 348. The Decision to Begin Negotiations with Philip. The First Embassy -- 4. Peace at Last. The First Embassy Returns to Athens. The Meetings of the Assembly on Elaphebolion 18, 19, and 25 -- 5. The End of the Third Sacred War. The Second Embassy. The Meeting of the Council after the Return of the Second Embassy and the Meeting of the Assembly on Skirophorion 16. The Surrender of Phocis. The Prosecution of Timarchus -- 6. Entre Deux Guerres -- 7. Decline and Exit. From the Siege of Byzantium to the Defeat at Chaeronea. Waiting for the Final Performance -- 8. Conclusion -- App. 1: Was Aeschines Ever an Associate of Aristophon? -- App. 2: The Chronology of the Olynthus Campaigns and Philip's Peace Offers -- App. 3: Athenian Embassies to the Greeks Between 348 and 346 -- App. 4. When did the Spondophoroi Report the Phocian Refusal? -- App. 5. The Thracian Fortresses -- App. 6. The Date of Philocrates' Speech in Favor of Peace with Philip -- App. 7. Aeschines and the Third Embassy -- App. 8. The Chronology of Events from 344 to 340 -- App. 9. The Legal Grounds for Aeschines' Objection to Antiphon's Arrest -- App. 10. Two Recent Views of Aeschines' Prosecution of Ctesiphon in 330 -- App. 11. Philip's Relationship with the Thessalians
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780195082852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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