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    DescriptionAthens in the 5th century BC offers a striking picture of the first democracy in history, the first empire created and ruled by a Greek, and a flourishing of learning, philosophical thought and visual and performing arts. To what extent were these developments interrelated? This text answers this question. The authors bring to this analysis their individual areas of expertise - in the visual arts, poetry and drama, philosophy, archaeology, religion, and social, economic and political history - and a variety of theoretical approaches.

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    Democracy, Empire and the Arts in Fifth-Century Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah Boedeker, By (author) Kurt A. Raaflaub
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674012585
    ISBN 10: 0674012585

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 938.504
    LC classification: DF277
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD, NHC
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    55 halftones, 7 line illustrations, 5 tables
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    04 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    This big and important book, consistently interesting and well-edited, addresses a central problem. Fifth-century Athens was a democracy, and an imperial power. What was the connection between these two characteristics on the one hand and the city's artistic achievement on the other?...Not only is the presentation [of this book] virtually immaculate, but immense care has evidently gone into the arduous job of integrating the contributors and eliciting further responses from contributors and others...There is nothing parochially North American about the flavour of the book. On the contrary, it is intercontinental in its approach (just as its contributors are fair-mindedly scrupulous in their efforts to be panhellenic not Atheno-centric in their discussions)...The bibliography takes up no less than 65 pages of the book, and will itself be an extremely useful resource...Unlike so many rhapsodic treatments of the Athenian cultural miracle, it never allows itself for a moment to forget to compare developments elsewhere. That must be in some degree a tribute to the outstanding job the editors have done. -- Simon Hornblower "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"