Athenian Democracy / Edition 2

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"The fifth century B.C. witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop." Including a useful chronology and bibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.
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'Athenian Democracy represents a thought-provoking, challenging text which has aided my own knowledge and understanding about this particular period in history and I would have no hesitation in recommending John Thorley's work to others.' – SATH History Teaching Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415319348
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series, #2
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,163,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

John Thorley is recently retired and was formerly a Professor teaching within the departments of Teaching and Education Studies, In-Service Education and History at the Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University.

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Table of Contents

Note to the reader
General introduction 1
Pt. I Political institutions
Introduction to part I 15
1 Athenian citizenship : the descent group and the alternatives 18
2 How did the Athenian Ecclesia vote? 40
3 Aristotle, the Kleroteria, and the courts 62
4 Jury pay and assembly pay at Athens 95
5 Capital punishment 132
Pt. II Political activity
Introduction to part II 161
6 Athenian demagogues 163
7 Political activity in classical Athens 185
8 Competitive festivals and the polis : a context for dramatic festivals at Athens 207
9 Public and private interests in classical Athens 225
Pt. III Moments in history
Introduction to part III 239
10 How a political myth takes shape : Solon, 'founding father' of the Athenian democracy 242
11 The Athenian Revolution of 508/7 B.C. : violence, authority, and the origins of democracy 260
12 Cleisthenes and Attica 287
13 Ephialtes, Eisangelia, and the council 310
Pt. IV A view of democracy
Introduction to part IV 327
14 The Greeks : the political revolution in world history 328
Intellectual chronology 349
Guide to further reading 350
Bibliography 352
Index 356
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