Ancient Greek Democracy: Readings and Sources

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Eric W. Robinson
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government.

  • Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy.
  • Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature.
  • Raises questions of continuing interest.
  • Combines ancient texts in translation and recent scholarly articles.
  • Invites the reader into a process of historical investigation.
  • Contains maps, a glossary and an index.

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About the author (2008)

Eric W. Robinson is Associate Professor of History and the Classics at Harvard University, where he has received the Roslyn Abramson Award for excellence in teaching. He is the author of The First Democracies: Early Popular Government Outside Athens (1997). He has also co-edited with Vanessa Gorman Oikistes: Studies in Constitutions, Colonies, and Military Power in the Ancient World Offered in Honor of A. J. Graham (2002).

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