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Literacy and democracy in fifth-century Athens

Anna Missiou

Literacy and democracy in fifth-century Athens

by Anna Missiou

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAnna Missiou
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLC156.G742 A856 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24412774M
ISBN 109780521111409
LC Control Number2010035124
OCLC/WorldCa610830640

9 Woodbury, L., ‘Aristophanes’ Frogs and Athenian literacy’, TAPHA (), –57; more plausible than Harvey, F.D., ‘ Literacy in the Athenian Democracy ’, REG 79 (), – , whose argument—though not his evidence—tends to the conclusion that Athenian literacy was fifth century sees a sudden spate of vases with reading scenes, but this, too, should.   Anybody have something on ancient literacy rates? I'm looking for anything in Republican Rome and Ancient/Hellenistic Greece up to the 2nd century BC. I know that Scheidel has done something on this in the past, and William Harris conjectured % for classical Athens. But neither of these studies go into the depth that I am looking for.

In political and cultural terms, Athens in the fifth century BCE was a highly innovative city. Students may compare its system of direct democracy with modern representative democracy. In Athens, every adult male citizen could vote on legislation, and citizens were chosen for key offices by lot. Compare and contrast Athenian democracy and modern democracy. Athenian democracy is similar to modern democracies in that it grants a broad portion of the public a say in governance.

A. Missiou,Literacy and democracy in fifth-century Athens. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , pp. XVI ISBN The structure of the new court system reflected the underlying principles of what scholars today call the “radical” democracy of Athens in the Golden Age of the mid-fifth century B.C. In that system, candidates for the office of general 1 (strategos) and a few other offices competed in elections for their annual offices because their posts.


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LITERACY AND DEMOCRACY IN FIFTH-CENTURY ATHENS Who wrote the administrative documents of Athens. Was lit-eracy extensive in ancient Attika. Were inscriptions, those on stone or pieces of pottery (ostraka), written, read and com-prehended by common people.

In this book Anna Missiou gives full consideration to these questions of crucial impor. LITERACY IN THE ATHENIAN DEMOCRACY much about chronology, whether there was a greater degree of literacy at one time than another; though I doubt if we should be far wrong if we were to assume a gradual steady increase in literacy throughout the fifth century (4).

This book provides some answers, and a broad historical overview. Categories: In this powerful contribution to our understanding of politics in fifth-century Athens, Connor constructs models of Athenian political groupings to explain the rise of the "new politicians," young men who launched a new kind of democracy by appealing to the.

Fifth-century Athens is the Greek city-state of Athens in the time from to BC. Formerly known as the Golden Age of Athens, the later part being the Age of Pericles, it was buoyed by political hegemony, economic growth and cultural period began in BC, after the defeat of the Persian invasion, when an Athenian-led coalition of city-states, known as the Delian League.

Literacy and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens @inproceedings{MissiouLiteracyAD, title={Literacy and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens}, author={Anna Missiou}, year={} } Anna Missiou; Introduction: background, concepts and issues 1.

The geography of literacy 2. Literacy and political ethos: the institution of ostracism 3. Wilfred E. Major’s The Court of Comedy: Aristophanes, Rhetoric, and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens is an ambitious but somewhat idiosyncratic study of the representation of rhetoric in comic drama under the Athenian democracy from the mid to late fifth century.

Despite the title’s emphasis on Aristophanes, Major is equally concerned with the fragments of Old Comedy, and his.

Carey Democracy in Classical Athens. Held Models of Democracy. Herman Stability and Crisis in Athenian democracy. Missiou Literacy and Democracy. Ober Athenian Legacies. Johnstone History of Trust in Classical Greece.

Harris The rule of Law in action in democratic Athens. democracy and empire’, in L. Samons, Cambridge companion to the age of Pericles (Cambridge )at and ‘Literacy and the city-state in archaic and classical Greece’, in A.

Bowman and G. Woolf enactments that survive from fifth-century Athens. Of the documents concerning administration, some (seven) of. This book explores the role of written and oral communication in Greece and is the first systematic and sustained treatment at this level.

It examines the recent theoretical debates about literacy and orality and explores the uses of writing and oral communication, and their interaction, in ancient Greece. It sets the significance of written and oral communication as much as possible in their.

Centuries B.C. (London, ), is the strongest advocate of fifth-century Athenian literacy. Harvey, "Literacy in the Athenian Democracy," Revue des Etudes Grecques, 79 (),arguing for general literacy, presents the most systema-tic and complete review of the ancient testimonies. Davison, "Literature and.

Thus, a key part of democracy is that the people have a voice. The first known democracy in the world was in Athens.

Athenian democracy developed around the fifth century B.C.E. The Greek idea of democracy was different from present-day democracy because, in Athens, all adult citizens were required to take an active part in the government. Review of: Anna Missiou, Literacy and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, ).

The product of a colloquium at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-Century Athens sheds new light on a much debated question that has wide implications.

The book is illustrated and enriched by. In turn, comic playwrights in Athens, most notably Aristophanes, lampooned oratory as part of their commentary on the successes and failures of the young democracy.

This innovative study is the first book to survey all the surviving comedy from the fifth century BCE on these important topics.Ancient Greek civilization - Ancient Greek civilization - Greek civilization in the 5th century: The effect of the Persian Wars on literature and art was obvious and immediate; the wars prompted such poetry as the Persians of Aeschylus and a dithyramb of Pindar praising the Athenians for laying the shining foundations of liberty and such art as the Athenian dedications at Delphi or the.A history of the world's first democracy from its beginnings in Athens circa fifth century B.C.

to its downfall years later The first democracy, established in ancient Greece more than 2, years ago, has served as the foundation for every democratic system of government instituted down the centuries.