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    DescriptionHistory, political philosophy and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation - the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the education and early careers of Plato and Xenophon, among others. The School of History provides the fullest and most detailed intellectual and political history available of Athens during the late 5th century BCE, as it examines the background, the context and the decisive events shaping this society in the throes of war. This narrative ultimately leads to a fresh understanding of Athenian democratic culture, showing why and how it yeilded such extraordinary intellectual productivity.

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    The School of History
    Athens in the Age of Socrates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark H. Munn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 537
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 999 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520215573
    ISBN 10: 0520215575

    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
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 938.04
    LC classification: 99-046451
    DC22: 938/.04
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF277 .M86 2000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w photographs, 1 line illustration, 4 maps
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    08 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mark Munn is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and the author of "The Defense of Attica: The Dema Wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 b.c." (California, 1993).
    Review quote
    "Munn's book is a substantial contribution to the literature on the political world of the late fifth century. His sense of the continuities and dissonances between the traditional elite political culture and the exigencies created by democratic imperialism is a particularly valuable theme, and the collation of primary and secondary sources for a whole series of complex events spanning more than two decades will make the book useful to many."--Robert Vaca, "The Review of Politics"