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    DescriptionThe concept of manhood was immensely important in ancient Athens, shaping its political, social, legal, and ethical systems. This book, a groundbreaking study of manhood in fourth-century Athens, is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of notions about masculinity found in the Attic orators, who represent one of the most important sources for understanding the social history of this period. While previous studies have assumed a uniform ideology about manhood, Joseph Roisman finds that Athenians had quite varied opinions about what constituted manly values and conduct. He situates the evidence for ideas about manhood found in the Attic orators in its historical, ideological, and theoretical contexts to explore various manifestations of Athenian masculinity as well as the rhetoric that both articulated and questioned it. Roisman focuses on topics such as the nexus between manhood and age; on Athenian men in their roles as family members, friends, and lovers; on the concept of masculine shame; on relations between social and economic status and manhood; on manhood in the military and politics; on the manly virtue of self-control; and on what men feared.


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    Title
    The Rhetoric of Manhood
    Subtitle
    Masculinity in the Attic Orators
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Roisman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 297
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520241923
    ISBN 10: 0520241924
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: CFG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, SEXL/MASC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    Libri: I-GS
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SOC018000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
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    DC22: 305.31/0938/5
    LC classification: DF275 .R65 2005
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    DC22: 305.3109385
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    LC classification: 2004013433
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    Thema V1.0: CFG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    21 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Joseph Roisman, Professor of Classics at Colby College, is author of The General Demosthenes and His Use of Military Surprise (1993), editor of Alexander the Great: Ancient and Modern Perspectives (1995), and editor of Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (2003).
    Review quote
    "Roisman's profound but accessible study of ancient Athenian ideologies of manhood takes us straight to the heart and soul of the world's first democratic society." - Paul Cartledge, author of Alexander the Great "This literate, witty, and meticulously documented study tells us who was in, what was out, and how the ancients defined themselves as citizens, warriors, husbands, fathers, and sons. This is humanistic scholarship in the best sense of the term." - Barry Strauss, author of The Battle of Salamis"
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    "Roisman's profound but accessible study of ancient Athenian ideologies of manhood takes us straight to the heart and soul of the world's first democratic society."--Paul Cartledge, author of "Alexander the Great "This literate, witty, and meticulously documented study tells us who was in, what was out, and how the ancients defined themselves as citizens, warriors, husbands, fathers, and sons. This is humanistic scholarship in the best sense of the term."--Barry Strauss, author of "The Battle of Salamis
    Table of contents
    Preface Abbreviations Introduction 1. Manly Youth 2. The Roles and Responsibilities of the Adult Male: Kurios, Husband, Son, Kinsman, Friend, and Citizen 3. Manly Shame 4. Manhood and Social Standing 5. Man in the Military 6. The Struggle over Power 7. Men, Desires, and Self-Control 8. What Men Fear Conclusion. Old Age and Manipulating Manhood Works Cited Index