Democracy in Classical Athens
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.
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From Aristocracy to Democracy
The ideology of democracy
Organs of control
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Acropolis activity address the Assembly administrative AESCHINES Agora archonship Areopagus aristocratic Aristophanes Aristotle Assembly meetings Assemblywomen Athenian democracy Athenian political AthPol atimia attendance Attica boards citizen rights citizenship classical Athens classical period Cleisthenes Cleon comedy constitution Council courts debate decades decrees deme democratic Athens demokratia demos Demosthenes DINARCHUS dokimasia eisangelia ekklesia elite empire ensure envoys Ephialtes evidence festivals fifth century formal fourth century graphe paranomon Greece Greek Herodotus homicide Hyperbolus ideology important included individual inscription jurors jury large number late fifth century lawcourts laws legislation LYSIAS Macedon mass military modern nine Archons obols oligarchic ostracism Peisistratus Pericles Plato played PLUTARCH Pnyx political rights political system politicians procedures proposals prosecution Prytaneis public speaker reforms of Ephialtes regime religious rhetor role selected by lot serve Solon sources Spartan speech Stoa term theatre Thirty Thucydides trial tribe tyranny vote wealth XENOPHON