Fathers and Sons in Athens

Fathers and Sons in Athens : Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War

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As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, however could not completely separate the politicals from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict, from patricide to murdering one's son, was a major public as well as a private theme. In a fascinating historical reappraisal, the author explores the consequences, for Athens and us, of the powerful influence of familial ideology on politics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.57mm | 499g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415041465
  • 9780415041461

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: Solidarity or Conflict? 2. Intellectual Paternity, Appendix A: Patrios and Pater 3. Solidarity: Proud Fathers Obedient Sons 4. Conflict: The Sons of Theseus 5. The Hour of the Son, ca. 450-415 B.C. 6. The Return of the Father, 413-399 B.C.; Conclusion; Bibliography
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