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Democracy in Classical Athens (Classical World)

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For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was a cultural centre of Greece and one of the major Greek powers. This book traces the development and operation of the political systems and explores its underlying principles. Christopher Carey assesses the ancient sources of the history of Athenian democracy an evaluates criticisms of the system, ancient and modern. He also provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre.

Aimed at the general reader, as well as students at school and undergraduate level, this second edition is a generously illustrated and concise guide to a political system that continues to capture the modern imagination.

Synopsis:

Athenian democracy continues to capture the modern imagination. This book offers an account of the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system. It assesses the main sources for the history of Athenian democracy, examines the criticism of the model, ancient and modern, and provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre.

Synopsis:

Athenian democracy continues to capture the modern imagination. This book offers an account of the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system.

Synopsis:

A virtual tour of Athens - reveals insights into the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system.

About the Author

Christopher Carey is Professor of Classics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Previous publications include Trials from Classical Athens (1997).

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
1. Sources and problems
2. From Aristocracy to Democracy
3. Democracy in action I: The ideology of democracy; the Athenian citizen
4. Democracy in action II: Organs of control
5. Democracy in action III: Politicians and officials
6. Democracy in action IV: Local government; the demes
7. Democracy in action V: Political space in democratic Athens
8. Democracy and its critics
Suggestions for Further Study
Suggestions for Further Reading
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853995354
Author:
Carey, Christopher
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Athens (greece)
Subject:
Athens
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History & Theory
Edition Description:
1444114
Series:
Classical world series
Series Volume:
BB301
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.54x5.44x.29 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 104 pages Bristol Classical Press - English 9781853995354 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Athenian democracy continues to capture the modern imagination. This book offers an account of the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system. It assesses the main sources for the history of Athenian democracy, examines the criticism of the model, ancient and modern, and provides a virtual tour of the political cityscape of ancient Athens, describing the main political sites and structures, including the theatre.
"Synopsis" by ,
Athenian democracy continues to capture the modern imagination. This book offers an account of the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system.
"Synopsis" by , A virtual tour of Athens - reveals insights into the evolution and operation of the Athenian political system.
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