Fathers and sons in Athens : ideology and society in the era of the Peloponnesian war / Barry S. Strauss.

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 fa...

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Main Author: Strauss, Barry S.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Routledge, 1993.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 283 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index.
ISBN:0203034910
9780203034910