This paper examines and discusses a number of relevant passages of the Pseudo-Xenophontic Constitution of the Athenians in order to outline a profile of its author that turns out to be slightly different from the one usually envisaged by scholars. In all likehood this person was an Athenian citizen and a shipowner, who was not so opposed to Athen's seapower as much as he was hostile to Athenian democracy. Especially important is Athenaion Politeia III 12-13 because, when he states that the atimoi in Athens are few, he is tacitly admitting that the democratic government is not guilty of wickedly abusing the political instrument of atimia against oligarchs, and this is as well an argument in favour of a not too late date of composition.

Per un profilo dell'anonimo autore dell'Athenaion Politeia pseudo-senofontea

Tristano Gargiulo
2018

Abstract

This paper examines and discusses a number of relevant passages of the Pseudo-Xenophontic Constitution of the Athenians in order to outline a profile of its author that turns out to be slightly different from the one usually envisaged by scholars. In all likehood this person was an Athenian citizen and a shipowner, who was not so opposed to Athen's seapower as much as he was hostile to Athenian democracy. Especially important is Athenaion Politeia III 12-13 because, when he states that the atimoi in Athens are few, he is tacitly admitting that the democratic government is not guilty of wickedly abusing the political instrument of atimia against oligarchs, and this is as well an argument in favour of a not too late date of composition.
978-88-7916-852-6
Atimoi; Democracy; Fifth-century Athens; Old Oligarch; Oligarchy
Atene nel V secolo; Atimoi; Democrazia; Oligarchia; Vecchio Oligarca
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