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Kosmos

Kosmos
Essays in Order, Conflict and Community in Classical Athens

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Paul Cartledge, Robin Osborne, Malcolm Schofield, Lin Foxhall, Ilias Arnaoutoglou, Nick Fisher, Simon Goldhill, Lene Rubinstein, P. J. Rhodes, S. C. Todd, Sitta von Reden, Jim Roy, Paul Millett
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  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521525930

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  • This book examines how the various groups of people of which the polis of Classical Athens was composed got on together--or failed to do so. The authors collectively bring out what was distinctive about life in an ancient Greek city that was unusual both in its size and social complexity and in the extent of the democracy it practiced. The emphasis is broadly on the great success of the Athenians' communal experiment but tensions and fissures arising from religious, sexual, economic and political differences are not elided or glossed over.

    • Brings together dozen leading classical scholars - mainly ancient historians but also a philosopher and a literary critic
    • The topic of social order should be of interest beyond the narrowly classical market
    • Nomos has sold 1055 copies in hardcovers since publication
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    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521525930
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: defining a kosmos Paul Cartledge
    2. Interpersonal relations on Athenian pots: putting others in their place Robin Osborne
    3. Political friendship and the ideology of reciprocity Malcolm Schofield
    4. The politics of affection: emotional attachments in Athenian society Lin Foxhall
    5. Between koinon and idion: legal and social dimensions of religious associations in ancient Athens Ilias Arnaoutoglou
    6. Gymnasia and the democratic values of leisure Nick Fisher
    7. The seductions of the gaze: Socrates and his girlfriends Simon Goldhill
    8. The Athenian political perception of the idiotes Lene Rubinstein
    9a. Enmity in fourth-century Athens P. J. Rhodes
    9b. The rhetoric of enmity in the Attic orators S. C. Todd
    10. The well-ordered polis: topographies of civic space Sitta von Reden
    11. The threat from the Piraeus Jim Roy
    12. Encounters in the Agora Paul Millett.

  • Editors

    Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

    Paul Millett, University of Cambridge

    Sitta von Reden, University of Bristol

    Contributors

    Paul Cartledge, Robin Osborne, Malcolm Schofield, Lin Foxhall, Ilias Arnaoutoglou, Nick Fisher, Simon Goldhill, Lene Rubinstein, P. J. Rhodes, S. C. Todd, Sitta von Reden, Jim Roy, Paul Millett

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