By Barry Strauss
Historians are used to learning the origins of battle. The rebuilding within the aftermath of battle is a topic that – not less than in terms of Athens – has bought a ways much less consciousness. in addition to the issues of reconstructing the economic system and replenishing the inhabitants, the matter of renegotiating political consensus used to be both acute.
Athens after the Peloponnesian War, first released in 1986, undertakes a appreciably new research into the character of Athenian political teams. the final version of ‘faction’ supplied via political anthropology presents an necessary paradigm for the Athenian case. extra commonly, Professor Strauss argues for the significance of the industrial, social and ideological adjustments due to the Peloponnesian conflict within the improvement of political nexus.
Athens after the Peloponnesian War deals an in depth demographic research, astute perception into political discourse, and is altogether some of the most thorough remedies of this crucial interval within the Athenian democracy.
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