The Heroic Rulers of Archaic and Classical Greece
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $29.95|
| Book Description: |
With an in-depth exploration of rule by a single man and how this was seen as heroic activity, the title challenges orthodox views of ruling in the ancient world and breaks down traditional ideas about the relationship between so-called hereditary rule and tyranny. It looks at how a common heroic ideology among rulers was based upon excellence, or arete, and also surveys dynastic ruling, where rule was in some sense shared within the family or clan. Heroic Rulers examines reasons...