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Sara Forsdyke's Exile, Ostracism, and Democracy: The Politics of Expulsion PDF

By Sara Forsdyke

This e-book explores the cultural and political value of ostracism in democratic Athens. not like earlier interpretations, Sara Forsdyke argues that ostracism used to be essentially a symbolic establishment whose that means for the Athenians was firm either through previous stories of exile and through its position as a context for the continuing negotiation of democratic values.

The first a part of the ebook demonstrates the robust connection among exile and political energy in archaic Greece. In Athens and in other places, elites seized energy by way of expelling their competitors. Violent intra-elite clash of this kind used to be a hugely volatile type of "politics that was once in basic terms quickly checked by means of numerous makes an attempt at elite self-regulation. an enduring method to the matter of exile used to be stumbled on basically within the past due 6th century in the course of a very extreme sequence of violent expulsions. at present, the Athenian humans rose up and seized at the same time regulate over judgements of exile and political strength. The shut connection among political strength and the facility of expulsion explains why ostracism used to be a significant a part of the democratic reforms.

Forsdyke exhibits how ostracism functioned either as an emblem of democratic energy and as a search term within the ideological justification of democratic rule. the most important to the author's interpretation is the popularity that ostracism was once either a remarkably gentle kind of exile and person who was once every now and then used. by means of studying the illustration of exile in Athenian imperial decrees, within the works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and in tragedy and oratory, Forsdyke indicates how exile served as a huge time period within the debate in regards to the top type of rule.

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