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The Resource War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens, Peter Hunt

War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens, Peter Hunt

Label
War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens
Title
War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every Athenian alliance, every declaration of war, and every peace treaty was instituted by a decision of the assembly, where citizens voted after listening to speeches that presented varied and often opposing arguments about the best course of action. The fifteen preserved assembly speeches of the mid-fourth century BC thus provide an unparalleled body of evidence for the way that Athenians thought and felt about interstate relations: to understand this body of oratory is to understand how the Athenians of that period made decisions about war and peace. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive treatment of this subject. It deploys insights from a range of fields, from anthropology to international relations theory, in order not only to describe Athenian thinking, but also to explain it. Athenian thinking turns out to have been complex, sophisticated, and surprisingly familiar both in its virtues and its flaws"--Provided by publisher
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1961-
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Hunt, Peter
Dewey number
938/.507
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Alliances
  • Peace (Philosophy)
  • War and society
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens, Peter Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Economics -- Militarism -- The unequal treatment of states -- Household metaphors -- Defense and attack -- Calculations of interest -- Reciprocity -- Legalism -- Peace -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Speeches and texts -- Appendix 2. Plato and Aristotle on the causes of war -- Appendix 3. Claims of service
Control code
ocn645598480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645598480
Label
War, peace, and alliance in Demosthenes' Athens, Peter Hunt
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Economics -- Militarism -- The unequal treatment of states -- Household metaphors -- Defense and attack -- Calculations of interest -- Reciprocity -- Legalism -- Peace -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Speeches and texts -- Appendix 2. Plato and Aristotle on the causes of war -- Appendix 3. Claims of service
Control code
ocn645598480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645598480

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