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Athenian democracy : a sourcebook

Author: Luca Asmonti
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Series: Bloomsbury sources in ancient history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luca Asmonti
ISBN: 9780826420343 0826420346 9781441113719 1441113711 9781441147769 1441147764
OCLC Number: 657602804
Description: xiv, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: What do we mean by polis? --
2: The birth of Athens and the roots of democracy --
3: Draconian laws --
4: Solonian laws --
5: How tyranny helped the establishment of democracy --
6: Cleisthenes and the birth of democracy --
7: The Persian Wars and the link between democracy and the naval empire --
8: Democracy and pentekontaeitia --
9: Democracy and the effects of the Peloponnesian War --
10: Democracy and the decline of the polis --
11: Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age.
Series Title: Bloomsbury sources in ancient history.
Responsibility: Luca Asmonti.

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Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy  Read more...

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