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dc.contributor.authorSano, Lucia
dc.contributor.authorBattistin Sebastiani, Breno
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-23T04:05:25Z
dc.date.available2022-12-23T04:05:25Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-12-22T16:05:46Z
dc.identifierONIX_20221222_9788855186124_27
dc.identifier2704-5919
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/60365
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/95600
dc.description.abstractWe analyze the political actions of Theramenes as described by Thucydides (during the coup of 411 BCE) and Xenophon (under the Thirty, 404-403 BCE) to map the features that converged to make him a paradigmatic character in the ancient Greek political imaginary. Xenophon, at least, may have been an eyewitness to the facts reported and both historians have conditioned Theramenes’ portrayal by later authors. We highlight the traits of Theramenes that fostered his identification as either the quintessence of the turncoat or as a role-model for moderate politics. Our goal is also to discuss the implications of his political stances for the configuration of Athenian democracy in the last quarter of the 5th century and how this may still help us consider our own democratic system and its flaws.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudi e saggi
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherThucydides
dc.subject.otherXenophon
dc.subject.otherTheramenes
dc.subject.otherAthens
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies
dc.titleChapter Democracy under the kothornos: Thucydides and Xenophon on Theramenes
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.36253/978-88-5518-612-4.06
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy2ec4474d-93b1-4cfa-b313-9c6019b51b1a
oapen.relation.isbn9788855186124
oapen.pages20
oapen.place.publicationFlorence
dc.seriesnumber239


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