The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles, and Ideology / Edition 1

The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles, and Ideology / Edition 1

by Mogens Herman Hansen, Mogens Herman Hansen
     
 

The Athenian democracy of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. is the most famous and perhaps the most nearly perfect example of direct democracy. Covering the period 403-322 B.C., Mogens Herman Hansen focuses on the crucial last thirty years, which coincided with the political career of Demosthenes.
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Overview

The Athenian democracy of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. is the most famous and perhaps the most nearly perfect example of direct democracy. Covering the period 403-322 B.C., Mogens Herman Hansen focuses on the crucial last thirty years, which coincided with the political career of Demosthenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131436
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations for Classical Sources
1Direct Democracy in Historical Perspective1
2Evidence4
3The Athenian Constitution down to 403 B.C.: A Historical Sketch27
4Athens as a City-State and as a Democracy55
5The People of Athens86
6The Assembly of the People125
7The Laws and the Nomothetai161
8The People's Court178
9The Magistrates225
10The Council of Five Hundred246
11The Political Leaders266
12The Council of the Areopagos288
13The Character of Athenian Democracy296
14One Hundred and Sixty Theses about Athenian Democracy321
Maps and Plans355
Bibliography359
Glossary385
Index of Passages Cited408
General Index428

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