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It explores the changing factors - material, ideological, and psychological - that may have provoked these events.

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It focuses in particular on the dual role of envy phthonos and gossip as processes by which communities identified people and activities that were dangerous, and examines how and why those local, even individual,dynamics may have come to shape official civic decisions during a time of perceived hardship.

The volume reveals some of the characters, events, and even emotions that would help to shape an emergent concept of magic: it suggests that the boundary of acceptable behaviour was shifting, not only within the legal arena but alsothrough the active involvement of society beyond the courts. Seller Inventory BTE Oxford University Press, Eidinow's exploration of the trials of women enriches our understanding of social and legal processes that affected all Athenians, citizen status males or otherwise.

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About the Author : Esther Eidinow, Professor in Ancient History, University of Bristol Esther Eidinow is Professor and Chair in Ancient History at the University of Bristol Review : " the author effectively combines philological analysis of a wide range of Greek texts and contemporary social science theory to build her case A significant study for advanced students and scholars interested in the history of women and law in fourth-century BCE Athens.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Stock Image. Published by Oxford University Press New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2. Seller Rating:. At first sight so puzzling, these trials reveal a vivid picture of the socio-political environment of Athens during the early-mid fourth century BCE, including responses to changes in women's status and behaviour, and attitudes to ritual activities within the city. The volume reveals some of the characters, events, and even emotions that would help to shape an emergent concept of magic: it suggests that the boundary of acceptable behaviour was shifting, not only within the legal arena but alsothrough the active involvement of society beyond the courts.

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