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Athenian democracy

Author: P J Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
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Athens' democracy developed during the sixth and fifth centuries and continued into the fourth; Athens' defeat by Macedon in 322 began a series of alternations between democracy and oligarchy. The democracy was inseparably bound up with the ideals of liberty and equality, the rule of law, and the direct government of the people by the people. Liberty means above all freedom of speech, the right to be heard in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Athenian democracy.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)653048827
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J Rhodes
ISBN: 0195221397 9780195221398 0195221400 9780195221404 0748616861 9780748616862 074861687X 9780748616879
OCLC Number: 53912566
Description: xiv, 358 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Athenian citizenship : the descent group and the alternatives / John K. Davies --
How did the Athenian Ecclesia vote? / Mogens Herman Hansen --
Aristotle, the Kleroteria, and the courts / Sterling Dow --
Jury pay and assembly pay at Athens / M.M. Markle --
Capital punishment / Louis Gernet --
Athenian demagogues / M.I. Finley --
Political activity in classical Athens / P.J. Rhodes --
Competitive festivals and the polis : a context for dramatic festivals at Athens / Robin Osborne --
Public and private interests in classical Athens / S.C. Humphreys --
How a political myth takes shape : Solon, "founding father" of the Athenian democracy / Claude Mossé --
The Athenian Revolution of 508/7 B.C. : violence, authority, and the origins of democracy / Josiah Ober --
Cleisthenes and Attica / David M. Lewis --
Ephialtes, Eisangelia, and the council / Raphael Sealey --
The Greeks : the political revolution in world history / Christian Meier.
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