By Roger Brock, Stephen Hodkinson
This quantity comprises eighteen essays via validated and more youthful historians that study non-democratic substitute political structures and ideologies--oligarchies, monarchies, combined constitutions--along with diversified types of communal and local institutions similar to ethnoi, amphiktyonies, and confederacies. The papers, which span the size and breadth of the Hellenic international spotlight the gigantic political flexibility and variety of old Greek civilization.
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For a more detailed analysis see Keen (1998). 26 Roger Brock and Stephen Hodkinson He argues that the activities of these amphiktyonies were from the start political (and military) as well as religious, but notes that an essential point was the location of the common sanctuary in a neutral setting away from the territory of the amphiktyony’s most powerful members. A certain connection between these associations and ethn»e is evident from the fact that some of these amphiktyonies, such as the Dorian hexapolis and the Panionian league, were based upon ethnic a¶liation and that common cult (though not always one single cult) was also a prime vehicle for the shared identity of most ethn»e.
Keith Rutter in his discussion of the Syracusan democracy demonstrates not only the impact of Aristotle’s particular constitutional deﬁnitions, but also the way in which his use of historical examples may be shaped by his immediate agenda. This case study also brings out well the impact of source outlook on our perceptions: for Thucydides, Syracuse is in some sense a Doppelg•anger of Athens, the reﬂection which brings about her downfall in a way that Sparta, her antithesis, cannot. Hence she must resemble (or come to resemble) Athens as a democracy as well as a naval power.
Communities other than the polis: ethn»e and ethnos-states Besides a plurality of constitutional patterns within the polis, Greek antiquity also possessed various di·erent kinds of communities, of which the polis was only one form. One important form of community was the ethnos (plural, ethn»e), which features in the second part of this volume. In terms of geographical area, an ethnos typically embraced a broad region of Greece such as those studied in this volume, Achaea, Arcadia, Macedonia, Thessaly.
Alternatives to Athens by Roger Brock, Stephen Hodkinson