La fragilità della democrazia. Manipolazione istituzionale ed eversione nel colpo di Stato oligarchico del 411 a.C. ad Atene

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The fragility of democracy. Institutional manipulation and subversion in the oligarchic coup d'etat of 411 BC in Athens

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction 9 I. Introduction: the extraordinary judiciary of the probabilities between 413 and 411 13 II. The facts of the coup between the winter of 412/11 31 and the spring of 411 1. Premises 31 2. From the start of negotiations with Alcibiades to the arrival of Pisander 32 in Athens 3. Pisandro's first stay in Athens 39 3.1. The meeting meeting 39 3.1.1. The text; preliminary observations 39 3.1.2. The first phase 41 3.1.3. The second phase 44 3.1.4. The third phase 46 3.1.5. The fourth phase 50 3.1.6. Concluding remarks 55 3.2. The activity of Pisandro and the ξυνωμοσίαι 58 3.3. Chronological issues 65 4. The situation in Athens during the absence of Pisander 72 4.1. The context 72 4.2. The political assassinations and the propaganda λόγος 75 4.3. The control of the boulé and the ecclesia and the climate of terror 78 5. The testimony of Aristophanes 95 5.1. Foreword 95 5.2. Lysistrata 98 5.3. Tesmoforiazuse 101 5.4. Concluding remarks 106 6. Conclusions 107 III. Boulé and assembly in the crisis of June 411 113 1. Premises 113 2. The Assembly Establishing the συγγραφεῖς 115 3. The Assembly of Colonist 127 3.1. Preliminary sources and problems 127 3.2. The place, the convocation and the date 138 3.3. The shareholders' meeting 142 3.3.1. The abolition of the γραφὴ παρανόμων 142 3.3.2. Constitutional reform proposals 146 3.3.3. The conspirators and the demos 154 4. The forced resignation of the boulé 159 4.1. Coup d'état: last act 159 4.2. Chronological issues 170 5. Aristot's problem. Ath. Pol. XXX 1 - XXXII 1 174 6. Conclusions 182 IV. Appendix: a law on the allocation of places in the bouleuteron 185 Concluding remarks 199 Bibliographic references 219
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The fragility of democracy. Institutional manipulation and subversion in the oligarchic coup d'etat of 411 BC in Athens
Original languageItalian
PublisherLED Edizioni Universitarie
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)978-88-7916-657-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • 411
  • Colpo di Stato
  • Democrazia
  • Pisandro
  • Teramene

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