This paper tries to support the dating of [Xenophon’s] Athenaion Politeia at the first years of the Peloponnesian War. The argument here adduced is that the island motif (II 14-6), with its repeated (five times) reprise of Pericles’ words (Thuc. I 143, 5), must be seen as a deliberate echo of them, with an ironical aim, and this speaks strongly for a proximity in time of the two utterances. Parallels for this rhetorical device as a polemical stance are taken from Aristophanes’ plays and especially from Andocides’ De pace 1-12.

Le parole di Pericle nell'Athenaion Politeia psudo-senofontea (II 14-16): un argomento cronologico sottovalutato

Tristano Gargiulo
2018

Abstract

This paper tries to support the dating of [Xenophon’s] Athenaion Politeia at the first years of the Peloponnesian War. The argument here adduced is that the island motif (II 14-6), with its repeated (five times) reprise of Pericles’ words (Thuc. I 143, 5), must be seen as a deliberate echo of them, with an ironical aim, and this speaks strongly for a proximity in time of the two utterances. Parallels for this rhetorical device as a polemical stance are taken from Aristophanes’ plays and especially from Andocides’ De pace 1-12.
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Athenaion Politeia; [Xenophon]; Old Oligarch; Peloponnesian War
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