By Alex Gottesman
This e-book is the 1st in-depth examine of the classical Athenian public sphere. It examines how public opinion used to be created via impromptu theatrics and through gossip, and the way it flowed into and out of the civic associations. Athenians didn't have hookah bars or espresso retailers yet they did socialize in symposia and gymnasia and workshops, and exceptionally within the Agora. those represented the Athenian 'street', a casual political area that used to be visible as qualitatively various from the institutional area of the meeting, the council and the courts the place elite orators held sway. The booklet explores how Athenians of every type, comparable to politicians, slaves and philosophers, sought to take advantage of the assets of the 'street' in pursuit in their goals.
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