In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Xenophon as a historian, literary artist, and political philosopher. However, scholarly research on the Poroi---the only work of political economy to survive from antiquity---has been minimal. To date, no book-length, synoptic analysis of the text exists. This dissertation contributes significantly to filling this lacuna in the scholarship while also serving to enhance our understanding of fourth-century Athenian political discourse and ideology, finance, and economics.is apparent that Athens adapted its practice of granting a¼I³IoIImII¹I for political and military services to meet specific needs ... In fact, metics were required to leave after twenty years (Laws 850b). ... But rights and duties alike seem to add up to more social prejudice, less security, and less integration than was the case in Attica.
|Title||:||After Empire: Xenophon's "Poroi" and the Reorientation of Athens' Political Economy|
|Author||:||Joseph Nicholas Jansen|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|