By David M. Lewis, John Boardman, J. K. Davies, M. Ostwald

Quantity V of the hot version of The Cambridge old background encompasses the 1st vintage age of eu civilization--the 5th century BC. This was once the 1st and final interval earlier than the Romans within which nice political and army strength was once positioned within the similar position as cultural significance. This quantity, as a result, is extra narrowly targeted geographically than its predecessors and successors, and not often strays past Greece. Athens is on the middle of the image, either politically and culturally, yet occasions and achievements in different places are assessed as rigorously because the nature of our resources permits. sequence of narrative chapters, one at the progress of the Athenian empire and the improvement of Athenian democracy, the opposite at the Peloponnesian battle that introduced them down, are divided by means of a sequence of experiences within which the inventive and literary achievements of the 5th century are defined.

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It was precisely because the Hesiodic tradition, best represented in this decade by Pindar, was challenged equally strongly from two basically incompatible directions, that Greek intellectual life, not (so far as one can see) hitherto greatly fractured or discordant or at loggerheads with political life as such (which is not to say that poets might not befiercelypartisan or denunciatory), now began to show increasing alienation from the traditional framework of Greek political, social and cultural life.

56 Oilier 1933 ( F 55)42—54, 119—38;Tigerstadt 1965 (F68);Rawson 1969(A 104) 12fT; Hodkinson 1983 (F 30) 245 ff, with earlier references. 57 Andoc. 5 and Aeschin. 173, with Plassart 1913 (D 68) and Vos 1963 (1 173). 58 Mainly by the grapbe procedure, but also by apagogt and tndtixir. Hansen 1976 (D 30A) 115. 59 S c h o l . A r . Knights 8 5 5 ; D i o d . x i . 8 6 . 5 - 8 7 . 6 . Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 GREECE AFTER THE PERSIAN WARS 29 within fifteen years, all suggest that public opinion was willing to create and to use formal procedures (rather than acquiescence or assassination) against errant politicians in a way barely conceivable fifty years previously.

These will be cited as A TL and Meiggs respectively. 1 The clause is accepted by Dinsmoor 1941 (1 59) 158 n. 322; RaubitscYiek 1965 (c 163) 516—18; Meiggs 504—7; and (though he finds several examples of its breach) Boersma 1970(1 23) ;o-i,etc. It is rejected by Siewert 1972 (F 6J) 102-8. Cf. CAHiv2 604. 2 There are attempts to defend part of this by Larsen 1933 (F42) 262-4, Raubitschek 1960 (A 102) and 1965 (c 163), Meiggs 507-8. For the arguments against, see ATL m 101-4; Bruntj95 3—4 (A 10) 153—6; Frost 1961 (c 35); Etienne and Pierart 1975 (c 131).

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