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Politeia and the past in Xenophon and Isocrates

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Both Xenophon and Isocrates use the past to analyse and comment on political problems of the present, and to provide authority for political programmes of the present and for the future, through connecting them to revered past figures and mythologies. For both, idealised versions of historical Greek communities provide a counterpoint to the disappointments and decline of present-day politics and politicians. Figures from the distant past become exemplars for political action in the present, a...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1515/tc-2018-0009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Department:
BE CLASSICS FACULTY
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Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Trends in Classics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
171-194
Publication date:
2018-09-17
Acceptance date:
2018-04-10
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ISSN:
1866-7481
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865232
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English
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2018-07-08

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