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Classical Antiquity. 2004; 232359–399 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2004.23.2.359
Published: 01 October 2004
...William G. Thalmann This paper considers literary responses to the role of competition in the polis of the late Geometric and Archaic periods through the semantics of the word eris (““strife,”” ““discord””), with particular reference to Hesiod's account of the two Erides at Works and Days 11––26...
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Classical Antiquity. 1999; 1815–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25011091
Published: 01 April 1999
... models available to Greeks of this age, only the polis provided a paradigm for a collectivity in which individuals had equal rights and toward which they directed their patriotic sentiments. That Roman Italy was not a polis did not force the coinage of new terminology: the polis formed a conceptual...
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Classical Antiquity. 2018; 372187–235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2018.37.2.187
Published: 01 October 2018
... epigraphy shows that, in the same way as the polis continued to flourish after Chaironeia, critical reflection about the ethical foundations of civic life also remained vibrant, among both philosophers and citizens. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct...
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Classical Antiquity. 2000; 192232–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25011121
Published: 01 October 2000
...Sara Forsdyke This paper addresses the question of the role of ostracism in democratic Athens. I argue that the frequent expulsion of aristocrats by rival aristocrats in the predemocratic polis is the key to understanding the function of ostracism in the democratic polis. I show that aristocratic...
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Classical Antiquity. 1999; 181153–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25011096
Published: 01 April 1999
...-974). We argue that the sequential presentation of the crimes of the House, which are connected thematically, stylistically, and causally, radically redefines the nature of transgression within contemporary models of the polis community. Crime as defined in relationship to oikos alone is displaced by...
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Classical Antiquity. 2011; 302318–350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/CA.2011.30.2.318
Published: 01 October 2011
...Claudia Zatta This essay considers episodes in which phenomena like war and civil strife affected, changed, and revealed the identity of the polis. Even if framed by an understanding of the Peloponnesian War and the imperialistic logic and destiny of Athens, Thucydides' History still provides us...
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Classical Antiquity. 2015; 342209–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2015.34.2.209
Published: 01 October 2015
... “new” polis of Demetrias. The commemorative dynamic at work in the epitaph provides insight into contemporary views of fourth-century tyranny, calling the traditional portrait of Alexander into question, and helps to reconstruct the Hellenistic reception of the recent past among civic bodies and...
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Classical Antiquity. 2020; 391126–151 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2020.39.1.126
Published: 01 April 2020
... inevitably ethical dimension. The Apology famously depicts Socrates as a gadfly rousing a polis that is like a great and noble horse made slug- gish by its own weight (Ap. 30e). The Athenians are annoyed at him for waking them from their nap 31a4), but if they kill him, he says, they will sleep away the...
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Classical Antiquity. 2020; 39157–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2020.39.1.57
Published: 01 April 2020
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 382298–363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.2.298
Published: 01 October 2019
... attempt to create a dynastic base for his own line from scratch. See further below, p. 350. 16. Luraghi 1994: 336. 17. Pi. P. 1.31; D.S. 11.49.2 4, 11.66.4. 18. Morgan 2015: 58 59. 19. Thus Poli-Palladini 2001: 312. WILSON: Dancing for Free 301 we can deduce that the drama was produced in or soon after...
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Classical Antiquity. 2012; 3111–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/CA.2012.31.1.1
Published: 01 April 2012
... social structures of the polis. This paper has profited from the assistance of numerous colleagues, but I owe particular thanks to Josh Sosin, Kent Rigsby, and Michael Dewar, as well as Classical Antiquity 's two anonymous reviewers and, especially, Steven Johnstone. © 2012 by The Regents of...
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Classical Antiquity. 2019; 38136–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.36
Published: 01 April 2019
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Classical Antiquity. 2018; 372321–350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2018.37.2.321
Published: 01 October 2018
... pointed concern for women s well-being. At the same time, this concern is framed by and expressed through the well-known ambivalence of Greek men towards the bodies of women as sexual agents/sexualized objects. Although within the polis women guaranteed the stability and maintenance of the social order...
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Classical Antiquity. 2018; 372267–320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2018.37.2.267
Published: 01 October 2018
... into position not only to perceive the sociocultural halos of the nickname but to plot a more dynamically phenomenological history of its radiance. Consideration of the poly- semy of Roman onomastics opens the door to a richly imagined recreation of the environments in which Roman names and nicknames...
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Classical Antiquity. 1997; 162209–228 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/25011063
Published: 01 October 1997
... reflecting mid fifth-century Athenian μετοιϰία, a process providing for the partial incorporation of non-citizens into polis life. Danaus and his daughters are of Argive ancestry and take up residence within the city, yet do not become citizens. Instead, they receive the right μετοιϰεῖν τῆσδε γῆς (609). As...
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Classical Antiquity. 2008; 272282–333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2008.27.2.282
Published: 01 October 2008
...; boars, myrrh, Aphrodite, ““gardens of Adonis,”” and lamentation all play important roles. The notion that the women of Lysistrata hold an unexpected Adonis festival on the Acropolis, at the very heart of the Athenian polis , provides a more nuanced reading of the play and forces us to rethink the place...
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Classical Antiquity. 2018; 371108–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2018.37.1.108
Published: 01 April 2018
... of theôria as contemplation, promulgated by Plato and Aristotle.3 From the itinerant sage (like Solon) to the official delegate representing the polis at a panhellenic site, the primary function of the theôros was to watch and observe unfamiliar customs, foreign lands, sanctuaries, sacred spaces...
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Classical Antiquity. 2018; 371151–185 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2018.37.1.151
Published: 01 April 2018
... collectively created landscape that mon- umentalized, and subtly subverted, a traditional isonomic ideal of the polis. This landscape was founded on careful allusion to common traditions and shared heritage not only the conventions of civic democracy, but also the figures and myths that served as the bases...
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Classical Antiquity. 2007; 26181–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2007.26.1.81
Published: 01 April 2007
... of class struggle in Athens. In Part II, I argue that the representation of women was intimately connected with the social and political life of the polis. In a discussion of iconography, the theater industry and audience I argue that female characters became one of the means by which different...
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Classical Antiquity. 2006; 2511–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2006.25.1.1
Published: 01 April 2006
... the ritual events that commemorated them, and our epigram uses this level of reference to ground its portrait of Halicarnassus in the contemporary ritual life of the polis. In this way the poem is able to locate the city in the space of cult and to inscribe the linear time of primordial origins in the...