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Origins of democracy in ancient Greece

Author: Kurt A Raaflaub; Josiah Ober; Robert W Wallace
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to this text present a debate about the origins of Athenian democracy. The result is a stimulating critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing topic.
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Raaflaub, Kurt A.
Origins of democracy in ancient Greece.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006026246
(OCoLC)70884982
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt A Raaflaub; Josiah Ober; Robert W Wallace
ISBN: 9780520932173 052093217X 1281752428 9781281752420 9781429440097 1429440090
OCLC Number: 80171682
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 242 pages).
Contents: Introduction / Kurt A. Raaflaub --
"People's power" and egalitarian trends in archaic Greece / Kurt A. Raaflaub and Robert W. Wallace --
Revolutions and a new order in solonian Athens and archaic Greece / Robert W. Wallace --
"I besieged that man" : democracy's revolutionary start / Josiah Ober --
The breakthrough of dēmokratia in mid-fifth-century Athens / Kurt A. Raaflaub --
Democracy, origins of : contribution to a debate / Paul Cartledge --
Power to the people / Cynthia Farrar.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Responsibility: Kurt A. Raaflaub, Josiah Ober, and Robert W. Wallace ; with chapters by Paul Cartledge and Cynthia Farrar.

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Presents a debate about the origins of Athenian democracy. This book addresses such questions as: Why was democracy first realized in ancient Greece? Was democracy 'invented' or did it evolve over a  Read more...

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"A balanced, high-quality analysis of the developing nature of Athenian political society and its relationship to 'democracy' as a timeless concept." - Mark Munn, author of The School of History"

 
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