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By Joseph Roisman

The thought of manhood was once immensely very important in historical Athens, shaping its political, social, criminal, and moral platforms. This e-book, a groundbreaking research of manhood in fourth-century Athens, is the 1st to supply a accomplished exam of notions approximately masculinity present in the Attic orators, who characterize some of the most very important resources for figuring out the social background of this era. whereas prior stories have assumed a uniform ideology approximately manhood, Joseph Roisman reveals that Athenians had really diverse critiques approximately what constituted manly values and behavior. He situates the facts for ideas approximately manhood present in the Attic orators in its old, ideological, and theoretical contexts to discover a number of manifestations of Athenian masculinity in addition to the rhetoric that either articulated and puzzled it.

Roisman makes a speciality of subject matters resembling the nexus among manhood and age; on Athenian males of their roles as kinfolk, pals, and enthusiasts; at the proposal of masculine disgrace; on family members among social and financial prestige and manhood; on manhood within the army and politics; at the manly advantage of self-discipline; and on what males feared.

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