Hist Lect 8

Hist Lect 8 - (Assembly place Majority votes of the citizen...

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Classical culture and the Athenian Golden Age Wealth of Empire and the glories of Art and Architecture Reasons for it, and the conditions The Imperial Capital Athens’ fight for political survival (Fifth Century B.C.E.) Athens: the Acropolis
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Art as a “political” ( polis- based) form of expression Glory and power of the Athenian Empire on display Temples of Athena (Parthenon); Zeus; Hephaestus
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Remains of the Theatre of Dionysus, Athens Greater and Lesser Dionysia Religious festivals and dramatic competitions The major tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
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Themes of drama: of political/communal importance, aimed at the polis (the citizen body) Comedy: Aristophanes (and others; also “political”) Imperial context… but also: with the democracy in mind
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Pericles Athens and the democratic system: praised in Pericles’ speech System started 510 B.C.E., with the expulsion of the tyrants “Wide-open” democracy (adult male citizens) … compare to Sparta Athens: the Pnyx
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Unformatted text preview: (Assembly place) Majority votes of the citizen assembly: all laws and major decisions Annual officials (archons and generals) “Council of 500:” chosen by lot Democracy in its purest form: the original ostraka Philosophy and the “Marketplace of ideas:” An offshoot of democracy, or a condition for it? The open forum of debate: Agora (the marketplace) Athens: the Agora, seen from the Acropolis Socrates and the defiance of convention Criticisms of democracy; challenge to the Sophists War and democracy: were they “bad for each other?” Socrates (not a contemporary portrait) The political and imperial context of Athenian art, literature & philosophy “Class warfare” and Athenian imperialism Great Panathenaia festival: Every four years The Parthenon: Praise to Athena (i.e., to Athens!) Symbolism of Athena, the patron goddess of Athens (and of the empire) Political significance of religious ideas...
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