Fathers and Sons in Athens: Ideology and Society in the Era by Barry Strauss

By Barry Strauss

As history's first democracy, classical Athens invited political discourse. The Athenians, even though couldn't thoroughly separate the politicals from the personal sphere; certainly father-son clash, from patricide to murdering one's son, was once a massive public in addition to a personal subject matter. In a desirable old reappraisal, the writer explores the implications, for Athens and us, of the strong effect of familial ideology on politics.

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