A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Dean Hammer (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities. * Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters one Greek, one Roman to highlight comparisons between cultures * Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded * Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches * Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other

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About Author

Dean Hammer is the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College (USA). He is the author of, amongst others, The Iliad as Politics: The Performance of Political Thought (2002), Roman Political Thought and the Modern Theoretical Imagination (2008), and Roman Political Thought: From Cicero to Augustine (2015).

Contents

Notes on Contributors ix Abbreviations xiii Introduction 1 Dean Hammer 1 Reading the Past (On Comparison) 8 David Konstan PART I The Emergence of Participatory Communities 21 2 Why Greek Democracy? Its Emergence and Nature in Context 23 Kurt A. Raaflaub 3 Why Roman Republicanism? Its Emergence and Nature in Context 44 Michael P. Fronda PART II Constructing a Past 65 4 Autochthony and Identity in Greek Myth 67 Kathryn A. Morgan 5 Agriculture and Identity in Roman Myth 83 Mary Jaeger PART III Demokratia and Res Publica 99 6 Liberty, Equality, and Authority: A Political Discourse in Greek Participatory Communities 101 Vincent Farenga 7 Liberty, Equality, and Authority: A Political Discourse in the Later Roman Republic 113 Malcolm Schofield PART IV Institutions 129 8 The Congruence of Power: Ruling and Being Ruled in Greek Participatory Communities 131 P.J. Rhodes 9 The Incongruence of Power: The Roman Constitution in Theory and Practice 146 Henrik Mouritsen PART V Law 165 10 Tyranny or the Rule of Law? Democratic Participation in Legal Institutions in Athens 167 David Cohen 11 The Evolution of Law and Legal Procedures in the Roman Participatory Context 179 Callie Williamson PART VI Social Values 193 12 Informal Norms, Values, and Social Control in Greek Participatory Communities 195 Nick Fisher 13 Informal Norms, Values, and Social Control in the Roman Participatory Context 217 Valentina Arena PART VII Power Relations and Political Groups 239 14 The Practice of Politics in Classical Athens, and the Paradox of Democratic Leadership 241 Robert W. Wallace 15 The Practice of Politics and the Unpredictable Dynamics of Clout in the Roman Republic 257 W. Jeffrey Tatum PART VIII Rhetoric 275 16 Persuading the People in Greek Participatory Communities 277 Joseph Roisman 17 Persuading the People in the Roman Participatory Context 294 Robert Morstein-Marx PART IX Global Contexts 311 18 Interstate Relations, Colonization, and Empire among Greek Participatory Communities 313 Sarah Bolmarcich 19 Interstate Relations, Federal States, Colonization, and Empire during the Roman Republic 329 Craige B. Champion PART X Economic Life 347 20 Production, Trade, and Consumption in Greek Democracy 349 David W. Tandy 21 Production, Trade, and Consumption in the Roman Republic 368 Luuk de Ligt PART XI Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion 387 22 Women and Slaves in Greek Democracy 389 Ryan K. Balot and Larissa M. Atkison 23 Women and Slaves in the Roman Republic 405 Roberta Stewart PART XII Entertainment 429 24 Tragedy and Comedy in Greek Participatory Communities 431 Keith Sidwell 25 Tragedy and Comedy in the Roman Participatory Context 446 Shawn O Bryhim PART XIII Visual Culture 459 26 Art, Architecture, and Spaces in Greek Participatory Communities 461 Tonio Holscher 27 Art, Architecture, and Space in the Roman Participatory Context 482 Ellen Perry PART XIV Conclusion 501 28 Thinking Comparatively about Participatory Communities 503 Dean Hammer Index 521

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781444336016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781444336016
  • weight: 1006
  • ISBN10: 1444336010

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