Fathers and Sons in Athens
Ideology and Society in the Era of the Peloponnesian War
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, xv + 283pp
As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, however could not completely separate the politicals from the private sphere; indeed father-son conflict, from patricide to murdering one's son, was a major public as well as a private theme. In a fascinating historical reappraisal, the author explores the consequences, for Athens and us, of the powerful influence of familial ideology on politics.
This copy is in very good condition.