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Athens : the city as university / Niall Livingstone.

Author/Creator:
Livingstone, Niall, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 124 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Routledge monographs in classical studies
Routledge monographs in classical studies
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Subjects:
Athens (Greece) -- Intellectual life.
Education, Higher -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Learning and scholarship -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Citizenship -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Democracy -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government.
Athens (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Summary:
"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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780415212960
0415212960
9781315646084
OCLC:
954665131