The 'Old Oligarch' The Constitution of the Athenians Attributed to Xenophon
John L. Marr and Peter J. Rhodes
P. J. Rhodes was Professor of Ancient History and is now Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham. He wrote the Introduction and Notes for the Oxford World’s Classics translation of Thucydides and is writing a book on Thucydid
P. J. Rhodes was Professor of Ancient History and is now Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham. He wrote the Introduction and Notes for the Oxford World’s Classics translation of Thucydides and is writing a book on Thucydides for Bloomsbury; and his other books include The Athenian Boule, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, A History of the Classical Greek World, 478–323 B.C., and in 2014 A Short History of Ancient Greece.
Preface References Introduction: 1. The name 'Old Oligarch 2. The title of the work 3. dating 4. authorship 5. The author and his immediate audience 6. The self-interest theory 7. The two-fold class division: the demos versus the oligoi 8. Class designations and class labels 9. Other stylistic features 10. Structure 11. The text Dates assigned to the Constitution of the Athenians Select Bibliography Text & translation Constitution of the Athenians Commentary Appendixes: 1) The imagined criticisms answered in the work 2) Occurances of the words demos/demotikoi/demokratia 3) Qualities & characteristics ascribed to the demos and the oligoi 4) Class designations & class labels 5) Characteristic vocabulary 6) Examples of verbal repetition 7) Generalisations Index
Reading it has been a stimulating and pleasurable experience. I recommend it very warmly to all interested parties.'
...has all the qualities necessary to become a standard work of reference among the studies that deal with the Old Oligarch - it will not be easy to improve on it.'
Size: 210 x 149 mm
Publication: July 26, 2008
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts