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

ISBN-10:
0806131438
ISBN-13:
9780806131436
Pub. Date:
03/28/1999
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press

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

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. Hansen distinguishes between the city’s seven political institutions: the Assembly, the nomothetai, the People’s Court, the boards of magistrates, the Council of Five Hundred, the Areopagos, and ho boulomenos. He discusses how Athenians conceived liberty both as the ability to participate in the decision-making process and as the right to live without oppression from the state or other citizens.

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ISBN-13: 9780806131436
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 460,254
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Mogens Herman Hansen is Director of the Copenhagen Polis Centre and author of Sovereignty of the People's Count in Athens, Demography and Democracy, The Athenian Assembly in the Age of Demosthenes, and Polis and City-State: An Ancient Concept and Its Modern Equivalent.

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