After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens by Andrew J. Bayliss

By Andrew J. Bayliss

This quantity demanding situations preconceptions of Athenian politics and historical past. It units out to illustrate that the generally acquired view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders have been considerably diverse from their Classical opposite numbers is essentially wrong. via a re-assessment of the interior politics of Hellenistic Athens, either by way of its key associations and its political leaders, After Demosthenes presents a complete research of Athenian political lifestyles from 322-262 BC. Drawing on literary and epigraphic proof the booklet identifies those that participated within the governing of Athens, and their reasons for doing so, and redefines the character of Athenian political ideology within the technique. The best political figures, each one of whom will be pointed out with a selected ideological perspective, are explored in a sequence of biographical reviews. reading the highbrow origins of recent scholarly feedback of democracy within the Athens of this era, this quantity indicates how the politics of scholarly discourse have distorted glossy perspectives of Hellenistic Athens.

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This in turn affects how modern scholars cast Stratocles’ deification of Demetrius Poliorcetes. When Macedonians were Greek, this act was a symptom of the perils of democracy. But when Macedonians have become foreign oppressors, Stratocles’ act is transformed into shamefully undemocratic and unpatriotic ‘Macedonizing’. The struggle between Stratocles and Demochares thus becomes Aeschines vs. 0, with Stratocles stepping into Aeschines’ shoes as the flatterer of the barbarian king, and Demochares inheriting his uncle’s position as the archetypal ‘anti-Macedonian’.

In one final brutal act of manic excess reminiscent of both Socrates’ execution and the Arginusae trial, the degenerate Athenian masses slaughter a wise and gentle old man who had served them with honour for more than half a century. Phocion was popular figure with the Laconophiles;31 hardly surprising given that he was a known sympathizer of the Spartan way of life who sent his son to Sparta to be educated in the agoge and whose ascetic lifestyle had long been seen to resemble that of the Spartans (Plut.

For Grote, Socrates could have been acquitted had he chosen to defend himself properly, and not used an offensive tone in his dealings with jurors. The change in scholarly reactions to the circumstances of the deaths of Phocion and Socrates was so profound, and so enduring, that Tritle (1988, p. 3) not so long ago argued that the parallels between the two are ‘perhaps of primary importance’ with regard to neglect of Phocion in modern scholarship, seemingly without realizing that attitudes towards Phocion’s death had ever been different.

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