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The Resource The bad citizen in classical Athens, Matthew R. Christ

The bad citizen in classical Athens, Matthew R. Christ

Label
The bad citizen in classical Athens
Title
The bad citizen in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Matthew R. Christ
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a fresh perspective on Athenian democracy by exploring bad citizenship, as both a reality and an idea, in classical Athens, from the late sixth century down to 322 B.C. If called upon, Athenian citizens were expected to support their city through military service and financial outlay. These obligations were fundamental to Athenian understandings of citizenship and it was essential to the city's well-being that citizens fulfill them. The ancient sources, however, are full of allegations that individuals avoided these duties or performed them deficiently. Claims of draft evasion, cowardice on the battlefield, and avoidance of liturgies and the war tax are common. By examining the nature and scope of bad citizenship in Athens and the city's responses - institutional and ideological - to the phenomenon, this study aims to illuminate the relationship between citizen and city under the Athenian democracy and, more broadly, the tension between private interests and public authority in human societies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UBY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christ, Matthew Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
JC75.C5
LC item number
C45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Citizenship
Label
The bad citizen in classical Athens, Matthew R. Christ
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : the other Athenians.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • self-interested citizen.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • reluctant conscript.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • cowardly hoplite.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • artful tax dodger.
  • p. 143
Control code
ocm76948294
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780521864329
Lccn
2006007787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The bad citizen in classical Athens, Matthew R. Christ
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-226) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : the other Athenians.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • self-interested citizen.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • reluctant conscript.
  • p. 45
  • 3.
  • cowardly hoplite.
  • p. 88
  • 4.
  • artful tax dodger.
  • p. 143
Control code
ocm76948294
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 250 p.
Isbn
9780521864329
Lccn
2006007787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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