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Author Almeida, Joseph A.
Title 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.
Imprint Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2003.

Series Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum, 0169-8958 ; 243
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 243. 0169-8958
Subject Solon, approximately 630 B.C.-approximately 560 B.C. -- Poetic works.
Political poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Greece -- Athens.
Politics and literature -- Greece -- Athens.
Justice in literature.
Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 284 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-265) and index.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Contents Introduction -- Chapter I Solon: Historical Sources and Scholarship: What We Do and Do Not Know -- Preliminaries -- Section 1: Solon in the Athenaion Politeia and Plutarch's Life of Solon -- Section 2: The Contours of Modern Scholarship on Solon -- Chronology -- Hectemorage: Land, Society, and Economy -- Popular Citizenship -- Summation -- Chapter II Literary Criticism of Solon's Political Poems after Jaeger -- Preliminaries -- Section 1: Werner Jaeger on the ""Elegy on the Polis:"" A Natural Law of Justice.
Section 2: Recent Criticism of the ""Elegy on the Polis"" Justice Demythologized: Harmony and Legislation -- Section 3: Dike in the ""Elegy on the Polis"" and the ""Elegy to the Muses"" -- Summation: New Directions -- Chapter III The Polis Idea in the Work of the New Classical Archaeologists -- Preliminaries: The New Classical Archaeology and the Study of Solon -- Section 1: Political Tendencies -- Section 2: Athenian Particularities -- Summation: The Polis Idea -- Chapter IV The Lexicography and Internal Poetics of Dike -- Preliminaries -- Section 1: Lexicography of Dike.
Section 2: The Framework of Dike in Solon's Political Poems -- Section 3: The Usages of Dike within the Framework -- Chapter V Solon's Understanding of Dike in Light of the Polis Idea -- Preliminaries: Solon and the Polis Idea -- Section 1: The Foundational Meaning of Dike: Fragment 4 and The Polis Idea as the 'August Foundations of Dike' -- Section 2: Theory into Practice: Fragment 36 and the Specific Uses of Dike -- Summation -- Concluding Reflections -- Appendices -- Appendix I: The Atthidographers and the Preservation of the Axones.
Appendix II: Regionalist Theories of Conflict in Archaic Greece -- Appendix III: Hansen on Solon in The Orators and the Minimum Aristotelian View of Solon's Democratic Reforms -- Appendix IV: Particulars in The Discussion of Solon's Chronology -- Sources -- Hammond's Calculation: Archonship (594) and Constitutional Commission (592) -- Miller on Chronological Evidence Independent of the Archon List -- Appendix V -- Appendix VI: The Hoplite and the Polis: Brief Miscellanea -- Challenge to the Significance of Hoplite Reform in the Rise of the Polis.
Law Givers and the Deros Inscription: the Polis Idea before the Hoplite -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W.
Summary 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 set.
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ISBN 1417545496 (electronic bk.)
9781417545490 (electronic bk.)
9004130020 (acid-free paper)
9789004130029 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 56761563
Additional Format Print version: Almeida, Joseph A. Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poems. Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2003 9004130020 (DLC) 2002033030 (OCoLC)51294032