Athens : the city as university / Niall Livingstone.

Author
Livingstone, Niall [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
ix., 124 pages ; 24 cm.

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Series
Routledge monographs in classical studies [More in this series]
Summary note
"Athens has been synonymous with the life of the intellect, and Athens : A University City tells you just why. It is more than a history of education in terms of curriculum and shows the position of education and ideas in ancient Athens as a whole, providing an understanding of Athenian intellectual culture across the whole social range, and within its socio-political context"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Part 1. Setting the stage for citizens -- Introduction: Democratic knowledge -- Citizens modern and ancient -- Democracies -- Intellectual attainment and democratic ideals -- Myth and Mousike -- Heroic politics -- Hesiod's poetics of struggle -- Solon : accommodating Athens to the muse -- Part 2. Citizen spaces -- Knowing where it happens -- Democratic citizenship : staging and rehearsal -- What did citizens learn? -- Learning at home -- Places of learning -- The Agora -- The view beyond the city -- In and out of the barber's shop -- Part 3. The citizen performer -- Writing the city -- Suspicion of writing in Athens -- On writers (people who write written speeches, or Sophists) -- The argument of "on writers" -- A misdirected attack on writing? -- The two faces of the writer -- Stylish spontaneity -- Conclusion: The city as university.
ISBN
  • 9780415212960 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0415212960 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2015044494
OCLC
932463246
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