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By Joseph Roisman

The inspiration of manhood was once immensely very important in historical Athens, shaping its political, social, criminal, and moral platforms. This e-book, a groundbreaking examine of manhood in fourth-century Athens, is the 1st to supply a complete exam of notions approximately masculinity present in the Attic orators, who signify the most very important resources for realizing the social background of this era. whereas prior reports have assumed a uniform ideology approximately manhood, Joseph Roisman reveals that Athenians had fairly diverse reviews approximately what constituted manly values and behavior. He situates the proof for concepts approximately manhood present in the Attic orators in its ancient, ideological, and theoretical contexts to discover a variety of manifestations of Athenian masculinity in addition to the rhetoric that either articulated and puzzled it.

Roisman makes a speciality of issues comparable to the nexus among manhood and age; on Athenian males of their roles as kin, acquaintances, and fans; at the idea of masculine disgrace; on relatives among social and monetary prestige and manhood; on manhood within the army and politics; at the manly advantage of strength of mind; and on what males feared.

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