The Limits of Altruism in Democratic Athens

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 8, 2012 - History - 215 pages
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"This book argues that, contrary to how Athenians idealized themselves, they felt little pressure as individuals to help fellow citizens and did not feel strongly obliged as a group to help peoples of other states"--
  

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Contents

Helping Behavior in Classical Athens
10
Helping and Democratic Citizenship
48
Ill Helping and Community in the Athenian Law Courts
94
Helping Others in Athenian Interstate Relations
118
Helping and the Athenian Experience
177
Bibliography
183
Index of Ancient Citations
197
General Index
209
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About the author (2012)

Matthew R. Christ is Professor of Classical Studies at Indiana University. He is author of The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens (2006) and The Litigious Athenian (1998).

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