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Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poems

A reading of the fragments in light of the researches of new classical archaeology

Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poems by J.A. Almeida
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This book examines the meaning of justice or "dike" in the political poems of Solon from a new interpretative perspective. The first two chapters argue that neither standard historical nor literary treatments have provided an adequate foundation for understanding Solon's "dike". The main defect lies in an inability to connect Solon's concrete political work with his poetic perceptions. The book's central proposal is that the polis idea, from new classical archaeology, provides an objective standard for an interpretation of Solon's "dike", which remedies this defect. The third chapter sets forth the polis idea, which becomes the measure for an examination, in the final two chapters Solon's view of "dike". The book thus exhibits an interdisciplinary approach to Archaic poetry.
BRILL; January 2003
308 pages; ISBN 9789047402138
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Title: Justice as an aspect of the polis idea in Solon's political poems
Author: J.A. Almeida