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Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

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ISBN-10: 0520258096

ISBN-13: 9780520258099

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kurt A. Raaflaub, Josiah Ober, Robert Wallace, Paul Cartledge, Cynthia Farrar

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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. The authors address such questions as: Why was democracy first realized in ancient Greece? Was democracy "invented" or did it evolve over a long period of time? What were the conditions for democracy, the social and political foundations that made this development possible? And what factors turned the possibility of democracy into necessity and reality? The authors first examine the conditions in early Greek society that encouraged equality and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

About the Authors
Chronology of Events
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
"People's Power" and Egalitarian Trends in Archaic Greece
Revolutions and a New Order in Solonian Athens and Archaic Greece
"I Besieged That Man": Democracy's Revolutionary Start
The Breakthrough of Demokratia in Mid-Fifth-Century Athens
Democracy, Origins of: Contribution to a Debate
Power to the People
Bibliography
Index of Primary Sources
General Index