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Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poems : a reading of the fragments in light of the researches of new classical archaeology /
by Joseph A. Almeida.
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Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
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xviii, 284 p. ; 25 cm.
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9004130020 (acid-free paper)
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Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
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9004130020 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
4989487
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-265) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joseph A. Almeida, Ph.D. (1999) in Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara, is associate professor of Classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. His teaching, research, and publications all involve Greek intellectual history, especially the development of philosophic ideas
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Those interested in the development of Greek philosophic ideas and in interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of ancient texts, classical scholars as well as educated laymen interested in early expressions of justice.
Long Description
This book examines the meaning of justice or dike in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The first two chapters argue that neither standard historical nor literary treatments have provided an adequate foundation for understanding Solon's dike. The main defect lies in an inability to connect Solon's concrete political work with his poetic perceptions. The book's central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon's dike, which remedies this defect. The third chapter sets forth the polis idea, which becomes the measure for an examination, in the final two chapters, of Solon's view of dike. The book thus exhibits an interdisciplinary approach to Archaic poetry.
Main Description
This book examines the meaning of justice or dike in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The first two chapters argue that neither standard historical nor literary treatments have provided an adequate foundation for understanding Solon s dike. The main defect lies in an inability to connect Solon s concrete political work with his poetic perceptions. The book s central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon s dike, which remedies this defect. The third chapter sets forth the polis idea, which becomes the measure for an examination, in the final two chapters, of Solon s view of dike. The book thus exhibits an interdisciplinary approach to Archaic poetry.
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This book examines the meaning of justice or "dike in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The first two chapters argue that neither standard historical nor literary treatments have provided an adequate foundation for understanding Solon's "dike. The main defect lies in an inability to connect Solon's concrete political work with his poetic perceptions. The book's central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon's "dike, which remedies this defect. The third chapter sets forth the polis idea, which becomes the measure for an examination, in the final two chapters, of Solon's view of "dike. The book thus exhibits an interdisciplinary approach to Archaic poetry.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. xi
Solon: Historical Sources and Scholarship: What We Do and Do Not Knowp. 1
Preliminariesp. 1
Solon in the Athenaion Politeia and Plutarch's Life of Solonp. 2
The Contours of Modern Scholarship on
Solonp. 19
Chronologyp. 20
Hectemorage: Land, Society, and Economyp. 26
Popular Citizenshipp. 58
Summationp. 68
Literary Criticism of Solon's Political Poems after Jaegerp. 70
Preliminariesp. 70
Werner Jaeger on the "Elegy on the Polis:" A Natural Law of Justicep. 71
Recent Criticism of the "Elegy on the Polis" Justice Demythologized: Harmony and Legislationp. 85
Dike in the "Elegy on the Polis" and the "Elegy to the Muses"p. 100
Summation: New Directionsp. 116
The Polis Idea in the Work of the New Classical Archaeologistsp. 119
Preliminaries: The New Classical Archaeology and the Study of Solonp. 119
Political Tendenciesp. 127
Athenian Particularitiesp. 159
Summation: The Polis Ideap. 171
The Lexicography and Internal Poetics of Dikep. 175
Preliminariesp. 175
Lexicography of Dikep. 175
The Framework of Dike in Solon's Political Poemsp. 188
The Usages of Dike within the Frameworkp. 204
Solon's Understanding of Dike in Light of the Polis Ideap. 207
Preliminaries: Solon and the Polis Ideap. 207
The Foundational Meaning of Dike: Fragment 4 and The Polis Idea as the 'August Foundations of Dike'p. 209
Theory into Practice: Fragment 36 and the Specific Uses of Dikep. 221
Summationp. 235
Concluding Reflectionsp. 237
Appendices
The Atthidographers and the Preservation of the Axonesp. 241
Regionalist Theories of Conflict in Archaic Greecep. 246
Hansen on Solon in The Orators and the Minimum Aristotelian View of Solon's Democratic Reformsp. 252
Particulars in The Discussion of Solon's Chronologyp. 256
Sourcesp. 256
Hammond's Calculation: Archonship (594) and Constitutional Commission (592)p. 257
Miller on Chronological Evidence Independent of the Archon Listp. 259
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The Hoplite and the Polis: Brief Miscellaneap. 263
Challenge to the Significance of Hoplite Reform in the Rise of the Polisp. 263
Law Givers and the Deros Inscription: the Polis Idea before the Hoplitep. 264
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 277
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