Henry Heitmann-Gordon
Accommodating the Individual
Identity and Control after Alexander

1. Introduction
1.1 State of research
1.1.1 King-centric research
1.1.2 Polis-centric research
1.1.3 Systemic analyses: Kings and cities
1.2 ‘Network’ – a conceptual phantom?
1.3 Identity
1.4 A new approach
1.4.1 Why theory?
1.4.2 Organising this study
1.4.3 Sources
1.5 Summary
2. Power as networks: concepts and method
2.1 Approaching power as a network
2.2 Networks of power
2.2.1 Actor-Network-Theory
2.2.2 Quantifying network theory
2.2.3 Harrison White: Narrative struggles for control
2.3 Advanced power concepts
2.4 Power as networks: concepts
2.4.1 Identity
2.4.2 Actor
2.4.3 Interaction
2.4.4 Contingency and trust
2.4.5 A note on legitimacy
2.5. Power as networks: Questions and method
2.5.1 Method
2.5.2 Three final notes
2.6 Summary
3. Individual and collective in Theophrastus' Characters
3.1 Individual and collective
3.2 The source material
3.3 Theophrastus' Characters and the construction of identity
3.3.1 Polis society
3.3.2 Theophrastus' Characters – the work and its world The text and its author Date, context, and world
3.4 Individual and collective – public and private?
3.5 Adding power: Constructing contingency in the Characters
3.5.1 Existential contingency in the Characters
3.5.2 Social contingency in the Characters
3.5.3 Normative contingency in the Characters
3.6 Collective contingency in the Characters: Sanction and meta-control
3.6.1 Collective contingency Love, philia, and trust Religion Money and the economic interaction mode Truth Thematising the system
3.6.2 Contingency caused by undermining collective cohesion and agency
3.7 A network of values
3.7.1 The cognitive network: Meta-control under tension
3.7.2 The social network: Sanction in the Characters Space
3.7.3 The social network dynamics of the Characters
3.8 Conclusions
4. Individual and collective in emergent Hellenistic court society
4.1 Setting the stage: Previous scholarship and source material
4.1.1 The source material
4.2 Xenophon's Cyropaedia
4.2.1 Source criticism and previous research
4.2.2 Individual and collective in the Cyropaedia Network boundaries: Public and private?
4.2.3 The construction and control of contingency in the Cyropaedia Existential contingency Social contingency
4.2.4 Control regimes and normative contingency Philia: Love, trust, and friendship Religion and the divine Money and the economic system Truth Space
4.2.5 Conclusion
4.3 Emergent Hellenistic court society as a network of contingency control
4.3.1 Distribution, de-individualisation, mediation
4.3.2 Storytellers and translators
4.4 Conclusion
5. Of monsters and men: Aspects of control between court and city
5.1 Semiotics between court and city
5.2 Harpalos
5.3 Courtesans as city-takers
5.4 Philoi as monsters
5.5 Conclusion: Monsters in the city?
6. Rhodes in the networks of the Diadoch period
6.1 Rhodian society before the siege
6.1.1 Colonisation and identity
6.1.2 Myth
6.1.3 The political relevance of myth
6.1.4 The synoecism
6.1.5 The consolidation of Rhodian domestic politics The Hekatomnids and the Social War (357-355 BC) Trade Rhodes and Alexander Rhodes after Alexander's death
6.2 Rhodes and the Antigonids in the Diadoch Period
6.2.1. The siege of 305/4 BC Source criticism
6.2.2 Rhodes before the siege
6.2.3 Constructing agency during the siege
6.3 The Colossus of Rhodes
6.3.1 Image
6.3.2 Text
6.4. Conclusion
7. Summary and conclusions
List of Abbreviations
Literary Sources
Secondary Literature
Glossary of terms
Index nominum
Index nominum modernorum
Index rerum
Index locorum

Cover: Accommodating the Individual, Verlag Antike e.K.

Februar 2018, Lieferbar
€ 85,00 [D], 479 Seiten
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ISBN: 978-3-946317-14-2
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