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Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook (Continuum Sources in Ancient History)

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This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources will include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.

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An unrivalled collection of source material, often unavailable in translation, on the history and philosophy of the world's first democracy.

Synopsis:

This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.

About the Author

Luca Asmonti currently lectures at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include Athenian democracy between the fifth and fourth centuries BC; Greek-Persian relations in the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War; and political oratory in Athens.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: What do we mean by polis?
2: The birth of Athens and the roots of democracy
3: Draconian laws
4: Solonian laws
5: How tyranny helped the establishment of democracy
6: Cleisthenes and the birth of democracy
7: The Persian Wars and the link between democracy and the naval empire
8: Democracy and pentekontaeitia
9: Democracy and the effects of the Peloponnesian War
10: Democracy and the decline of the polis
11: Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441113719
Author:
Asmonti, Luca
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History
Publication Date:
20150231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.36 x 1.111 in

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An unrivalled collection of source material, often unavailable in translation, on the history and philosophy of the world's first democracy.
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This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.
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