Democracy and Participation in Athens / Edition 1

Democracy and Participation in Athens / Edition 1

by R. K. Sinclair
     
 

This book is concerned with the public aspects of the life of Athenian citizens in the period from c. 450 to 322 BC. Its central purpose is a critical assessment of the character and extent of citizens' participation in the running of the democracy. Professor Sinclair's analysis is made from the point of view of the individual citizen—his privileges and

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This book is concerned with the public aspects of the life of Athenian citizens in the period from c. 450 to 322 BC. Its central purpose is a critical assessment of the character and extent of citizens' participation in the running of the democracy. Professor Sinclair's analysis is made from the point of view of the individual citizen—his privileges and opportunities, his responsibilities, the rewards and the dangers of exploiting the opportunities available to him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423892
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Maps; 1. The Athenian polis and the evolution of democracy; 2. The privileges and the opportunities of the citizen; 3. The responsibilities of the citizen; 4. The sovereignty of the Demos, officials and the Council; 5. Citizens and participation; 6. The hazards of leadership; 7. The rewards of leadership; 8. The critics of Athenian democracy; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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