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Athens and Athenian Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0521844215

ISBN-13: 9780521844215

Edition: 2010

Authors: Robin Osborne

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List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Susan E. Alcock is Director of the Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University. Her recent books include Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memory (2001) and Side-by-Side Survey: Comparative Regional Analysis in the Mediterranean Region (with John F. Cherry, 2004).Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. His recent books include Archaic and Classical Greek Art (with P. J. Rhodes, 1998), Greek Historical Inscriptions from the end of the Peloponnesian War to the death of Alexander (2003), and Greek History (2004).

List of illustrations
List of tables and appendices
List of abbreviations
List of places of original publication
Changing visions of democracy
Making Athenian Democracy Work
Athenian democracy: something to celebrate?
The demos and its divisions in classical Athens
Inscribing performance
Athenian Democracy and the Athenian Economy
The economics and politics of slavery at Athens
Pride and prejudice, sense and subsistence: exchange and society in the Greek city
'Is it a farm?' The definition of agricultural sites and settlements in ancient Greece
The potential mobility of human populations
Athenian Democracy and the Athenian Legal System
Law in action in classical Athens
Vexatious litigation in classical Athens: sykophancy and the sykophant
Religion, imperial politics and the offering of freedom to slaves
Law, the democratic citizen and the representation of women in classical Athens
Changing the discourse
Athenian Democracy on Display
The viewing and obscuring of the Parthenon frieze
Democracy and imperialism in the Panathenaic procession: the Parthenon frieze in its context
Athenian Democracy and the Gods
Competitive festivals and the polis: a context for dramatic festivals at Athens
The erection and mutilation of the hermai
The ecstasy and the tragedy: varieties of religious experience in art, drama and society
Coda: From ritual to politics, and back again