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How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Danielle Allen, Paul Christesen, and Paul Millett


How to Do Things with History is a collection of essays that explores current and future approaches to the study of ancient Greek cultural history. Rather than focus directly on methodology, the essays in this volume demonstrate how some of the most productive and significant methodologies for studying ancient Greece can be employed to illuminate a range of different kinds of subject matter. These essays, which bring together the work of some of the most talented scholars in the field, are based upon papers delivered at a conference held at Cambridge University in September 2014 in honor of Pa ... More

Keywords: Cartledge, cultural history, historiography, ancient Greece, political thinking

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190649890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190649890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle Allen, editor
Professor, Harvard University

Paul Christesen, editor
Professor, Dartmouth

Paul Millett, editor
Senior Lecturer in Classics, Downing College Cambridge

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Danielle Allen, Paul Christesen, and Paul Millett

Part one Theory and Practice

2 Pericles’ Utopia

Emily Greenwood

5 Jurors and Serial Killers

Alastair J. L. Blanshard

Part two Economy and SocietyViolence, Gender, and Class

6 The Sparta Game

Josiah Ober and Barry R. Weingast

7 Marx and Antiquity

Wilfried Nippel

8 Marxism and Ancient History

Kostas Vlassopoulos

9 Building for the State

Walter Scheidel

Part three Source Pluralism

10 Picturing History

Jeremy Tanner

11 Imaginary Intercourse

Robin Osborne


Paul Cartledge

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