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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic

Dean Hammer (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3601-6
552 pages
November 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Greek Democracy and the Roman Republic offers a comparative approach to examining ancient Greek and Roman participatory communities.

  • Explores various aspects of participatory communities through pairs of chapters—one Greek, one Roman—to highlight comparisons between cultures
  • Examines the types of relationships that sustained participatory communities, the challenges they faced, and how they responded
  • Sheds new light on participatory contexts using diverse methodological approaches
  •  Brings an international array of scholars into dialogue with each other
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1
Dean Hammer

1 Reading the Past (On Comparison) 8
David Konstan

PART I The Emergence of Participatory Communities 21

2 Why Greek Democracy? Its Emergence and Nature in Context 23
Kurt A. Raaflaub

3 Why Roman Republicanism? Its Emergence and Nature in Context 44
Michael P. Fronda

PART II Constructing a Past 65

4 Autochthony and Identity in Greek Myth 67
Kathryn A. Morgan

5 Agriculture and Identity in Roman Myth 83
Mary Jaeger

PART III Demokratia and Res Publica 99

6 Liberty, Equality, and Authority: A Political Discourse in Greek Participatory Communities 101
Vincent Farenga

7 Liberty, Equality, and Authority: A Political Discourse in the Later Roman Republic 113
Malcolm Schofield

PART IV Institutions 129

8 The Congruence of Power: Ruling and Being Ruled in Greek Participatory Communities 131
P.J. Rhodes

9 The Incongruence of Power: The Roman Constitution in Theory and Practice 146
Henrik Mouritsen

PART V Law 165

10 Tyranny or the Rule of Law? Democratic Participation in Legal Institutions in Athens 167
David Cohen

11 The Evolution of Law and Legal Procedures in the Roman Participatory Context 179
Callie Williamson

PART VI Social Values 193

12 Informal Norms, Values, and Social Control in Greek Participatory Communities 195
Nick Fisher

13 Informal Norms, Values, and Social Control in the Roman Participatory Context 217
Valentina Arena

PART VII Power Relations and Political Groups 239

14 The Practice of Politics in Classical Athens, and the Paradox of Democratic Leadership 241
Robert W. Wallace

15 The Practice of Politics and the Unpredictable Dynamics of Clout in the Roman Republic 257
W. Jeffrey Tatum

PART VIII Rhetoric 275

16 Persuading the People in Greek Participatory Communities 277
Joseph Roisman

17 Persuading the People in the Roman Participatory Context 294
Robert Morstein-Marx

PART IX Global Contexts 311

18 Interstate Relations, Colonization, and Empire among Greek Participatory Communities 313
Sarah Bolmarcich

19 Interstate Relations, Federal States, Colonization, and Empire during the Roman Republic 329
Craige B. Champion

PART X Economic Life 347

20 Production, Trade, and Consumption in Greek Democracy 349
David W. Tandy

21 Production, Trade, and Consumption in the Roman Republic 368
Luuk de Ligt

PART XI Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion 387

22 Women and Slaves in Greek Democracy 389
Ryan K. Balot and Larissa M. Atkison

23 Women and Slaves in the Roman Republic 405
Roberta Stewart

PART XII Entertainment 429

24 Tragedy and Comedy in Greek Participatory Communities 431
Keith Sidwell

25 Tragedy and Comedy in the Roman Participatory Context 446
Shawn O’Bryhim

PART XIII Visual Culture 459

26 Art, Architecture, and Spaces in Greek Participatory Communities 461
Tonio Hölscher

27 Art, Architecture, and Space in the Roman Participatory Context 482
Ellen Perry

PART XIV Conclusion 501

28 Thinking Comparatively about Participatory Communities 503
Dean Hammer

Index 521

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Author Information

Dean Hammer is the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College (USA).  He is the author of, amongst others, The Iliad as Politics: The Performance of Political Thought (2002), Roman Political Thought and the Modern Theoretical Imagination (2008), and Roman Political Thought: From Cicero to Augustine (2015).
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"The contributions are consistently readable and often inspiring...also comprehensively and carefully documented..." Sehepunkte
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