Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece / Edition 1

by Kurt A. Raaflaub, Josiah Ober, Robert W. Wallace
     
 

This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five eminent scholars. The result is a stimulating, critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing and important topic.See more details below

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This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five eminent scholars. The result is a stimulating, critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this intriguing and important topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520258099
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors     vii
Chronology of Events     ix
List of Abbreviations     xi
Introduction   Kurt A. Raaflaub     1
"People's Power" and Egalitarian Trends in Archaic Greece   Kurt A. Raaflaub   Robert W. Wallace     22
Revolutions and a New Order in Solonian Athens and Archaic Greece   Robert W. Wallace     49
"I Besieged That Man": Democracy's Revolutionary Start   Josiah Ober     83
The Breakthrough of Demokratia in Mid-Fifth-Century Athens   Kurt A. Raaflaub     105
Democracy, Origins of: Contribution to a Debate   Paul Cartledge     155
Power to the People   Cynthia Farrar     170
Bibliography     197
Index of Primary Sources     225
General Index     233

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