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The Resource Remembering defeat : civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens, Andrew Wolpert, (electronic book)

Remembering defeat : civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens, Andrew Wolpert, (electronic book)

Label
Remembering defeat : civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens
Title
Remembering defeat
Title remainder
civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wolpert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 404 B.C.E. the Peloponnesian War finally came to an end when the Athenians, starved into submission, were forced to accept Sparta's terms of surrender. Shortly afterward a group of thirty conspirators, with Spartan backing, overthrew the democracy and established a narrow oligarchy. Although the oligarchs were in power for only thirteen months, they killed more than 5 percent of the citizenry and terrorized the rest by confiscating the property of some and banishing many others. Despite this brutality, members of the democratic resistance movement that regained control of Athens came to terms with the oligarchs and agreed to an amnesty that protected collaborators from prosecution for all but the most severe crimes." "The war and subsequent reconciliation of Athenian society has been a rich field for historians of ancient Greece. From a rhetorical and idealogical standpoint, this period is unique because of the extraordinary lengths to which the Athenians went to maintain peace. In Remembering Defeat, Andrew Wolpert claims that the peace was "negotiated and constructed in civic discourse" and not imposed upon the populace. Wolpert sheds light on changes in Athenian ideology by using public speeches of the early fourth century to consider how the Athenians confronted the troubling memories of defeat and civil war, and how they explained to themselves an agreement that allowed the conspirators and their collaborators to go unpunished. Encompassing rhetorical analysis, trauma studies, and recent scholarship on identity, memory, and law, Wolpert's study sheds new light on a pivotal period in Athens' history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolpert, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
DF231.3
LC item number
.W65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Remembering defeat : civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens, Andrew Wolpert, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10021674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 190 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801877193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Remembering defeat : civil war and civic memory in ancient Athens, Andrew Wolpert, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-184) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10021674
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xviii, 190 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801877193
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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