• The Divided City: On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens See large image

    The Divided City: On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens (Paperback) By (author) Nicole Loraux, Translated by Corinne Pache, Translated by Jeff Fort

    $26.69 - Save $0.64 (2%) - RRP $27.33 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Hardback $36.18

    DescriptionAthens, 403 B.C.E. The bloody oligarchic dictatorship of the Thirty is over, and the democrats have returned to the city victorious. Renouncing vengeance, in an act of willful amnesia, citizens call for -- -if not invent -- -amnesty. They agree to forget the unforgettable, the "past misfortunes," of civil strife or stasis. More precisely, what they agree to deny is that stasis -- -simultaneously partisanship, faction, and sedition -- -is at the heart of their politics.Continuing a criticism of Athenian ideology begun in her pathbreaking study The Invention of Athens, Nicole Loraux argues that this crucial moment of Athenian political history must be interpreted as constitutive of politics and political life and not as a threat to it. Divided from within, the city is formed by that which it refuses. Conflict, the calamity of civil war, is the other, dark side of the beautiful unitary city of Athens. In a brilliant analysis of the Greek word for voting, diaphora, Loraux underscores the conflictual and dynamic motion of democratic life. Voting appears as the process of dividing up, of disagreement -- -in short, of agreeing to divide and choose. Not only does Loraux reconceptualize the definition of ancient Greek democracy, she also allows the contemporary reader to rethink the functioning of modern democracy in its critical moments of internal stasis.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Divided City

    Title
    The Divided City
    Subtitle
    On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicole Loraux, Translated by Corinne Pache, Translated by Jeff Fort
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890951092
    ISBN 10: 1890951099
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    DC22: 938.5
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A10201520
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 938.506, 938/.506
    LC classification: DF231.3 .L6713 2001
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    25 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Nicole Loraux (1943-2003) was the author of The Divided City, The Children of Athena, The Experiences of Tiresias, Tragic Ways of Killing a Woman, and Mothers in Mourning, among other titles.