Economía y sociedad en la antigua Grecia by Michel Austin, Pierre Vidal-Naquet

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By Michel Austin, Pierre Vidal-Naquet

Una visión razonada de los aspectos económicos y sociales de l. a. Grecia antigua, desde el mundo homérico hasta los tiempos de Alejandro, este libro plantea una cuestión básica para los angeles historia de los angeles Antigüedad y particularmente atractiva en el campo de las culturas clásicas: ¿existe un punto de contacto entre los modernos conceptos de economía y sociedad, por una parte, y l. a. realidad del mundo antiguo, por otra? Los autores aclaran este tema precisando cuál period l. a. auténtica situación en Grecia, qué espacio concedían los griegos a los problemas económicos y sociales, qué formas revestían entre ellos y cuáles fueron las soluciones que imaginaron o que llegaron a darles en l. a. práctica. Y para ello recurren a un expediente olvidado con demasiada frecuencia, a saber, el contacto directo con las fuentes, ofreciendo una excelente selección de textos literarios y epigráficos, cuidadosamente presentados y anotados para facilitar su comprensión, que se ponen así al alcance no sólo de los especialistas en las lenguas e historia de Grecia, sino también y fundamentalmente de los estudiantes universitarios de Historia y Filología clásicas, de Economía, Sociología y otros temas relacionados con el desarrollo social de los angeles Antigüedad.

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G. the Parthenon sculptures other than the Parthenos). In saying that he was all-encompassing, his inconsistency has to be acknowledged as pervasive and unsurprising in a work of such scope. Introduction 37 ask whether a distinction can usefully be drawn between Pausanias' treatment of objects of the pre-Roman and Roman periods. Given that Pausanias is of necessity selective in his descriptions, does the antiquity of an object (in which I include buildings) play any part in his selectivity? 5) — but it is tempting to wonder whether modernity was a negative factor for him.

4-6). 81 If so, it suggests that Pausanias himself did not use the 'approved' archaizing form. The language of literature is most pertinent to Pausanias, and thus to my immediate purpose. Here we have to do with the primary linguistic trend of the Second Sophistic, Atticizing:82 this consists of a 'revival, or attempted revival, of literary Greek as written by the prestigious authors of Classical Athens'. 83 It involved using the grammatical constructions of that place and period and telltale features such as -TT- rather than the contemporary -CTCT-.

G. Aemilius Paullus enslaved 150,000 Epirotes in 167 BC (Plut. Aem. 48 But even if this line is taken as rhetorical rather than historical, the fact that it is only one line is telling, and there is nothing else to suggest conformity with the convention. In his description of the sack of Corinth, therefore, as I shall argue is the case in other respects, Pausanias does not indulge in the sort of sophistic embroidery which would have been possible, and probably expected in other contexts. 3—7). However, it is an account of an event which occurred in 279 BC, and in which the Gauls - barbarians by any ancient standard - were culpable; the likelihood is that Pausanias believed what he tells us, and that he was drawing on an earlier account, 49 rather than regurgitating a conventional account in the manner of one of the progymnasmata he had learned at school.

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