24 Οκτωβρίου 2019
|Αμφιθέατρο Cotsen Hall|
|19:00 - 20:30||
Watchdogs of the People? The Demagogues of Ancient Greece
With populism and populists in the news, it makes sense to revisit some of history's earliest populists, the demagogues of ancient Greece. Ancient authors like Thucydides condemned these figures, such as the Athenian politician Cleon, for abandoning the statesmanlike style of Pericles and "pandering" to the masses. The demagogues' policies have been blamed for Athens' loss in the Peloponnesian War and for the outbreak of civil conflict in ancient Greece more broadly. Today "demagogue" remains a term of condemnation.
Associate Professor at Arizona State University