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    DescriptionDuring the turbulent last years of the fifth century BC, Athens twice suffered the overthrow of democracy and the subsequent establishment of oligarchic regimes. In an in-depth treatment of both political revolutions, Julia Shear examines how the Athenians responded to these events, at the level both of the individual and of the corporate group. Interdisciplinary in approach, this account brings epigraphical and archaeological evidence to bear on a discussion which until now has largely been based on texts. Dr Shear particularly focuses on the recreation of democracy and the city, both ritually and physically, in the aftermath of the coups and demonstrates that, whilst reconciliation after civil strife is difficult and contentious, it is also crucial for rebuilding a united society. Theories of remembering and forgetting are applied and offer a new way of understanding the dynamics in Athens at this time.


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    Title
    Polis and Revolution
    Subtitle
    Responding to Oligarchy in Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia L. Shear
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521760447
    ISBN 10: 0521760445
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 938.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 938/.505, 938.505
    LC classification: JC73 .S49 2011
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JP, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    19 b/w illus. 11 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Julia Shear is a Senior Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
    Review quote
    'Shear displays unusually deep and extensive knowledge of the preserved physical material.' Classical World
    Table of contents
    1. Responding to oligarchy in Athens: an introduction; 2. Revolution, oligarchy and the patrios politeia; 3. Restoring Athens: democracy and law; 4. Reclaiming Athens: the demos and the city; 5. Remembering and forgetting: rituals and the demos; 6. The Thirty and the law; 7. Reconciling the Athenians; 8. Recreating democracy: documents and the law; 9. The agora and the democratic city; 10. Forgetting or remembering: oligarchy, stasis and the demos; 11. The strategies of democracy.