A reprint of the Princeton University Press edition of 1972, with new Preface by the author.
In this powerful contribution to our understanding of politics in fifth-century Athens, Connor constructs models of Athenian political groupings to explain the rise of the “new politicians,” young men who launched a new kind of democracy by appealing to the citizenry at large. With Pericles as prototype and Cleon as exemplar of the new politician, this engaging work provides an important insight into the politics of Athens at the height of its power.
“ . . . a valuable book, and written in such a way that its interest should by no means be limited to classical scholars.”
—Times Literary Supplement
“ . . . a major, stimulating, and positive contribution to our understanding of late fifth-century Athenian politics.”
—J. K. Davies, Gnomon