The Birth of democracy: an exhibition celebrating the 2,500th anniversary of democracy at the National Archives, Washington, DC, June 15, 1993-January 2, 1994 : [organized by] the American School of Classicial Studies at Athens, the National Archives, Washington, DC, the Ministry of Culture of Greece, Part 3

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An exhibition celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the beginnings of democracy in Athens is now on at the National archives, Washington DC until January 1994. This informative catalogue includes colour illustrations of the objects displayed: sculptures, architectural models and small objects from Athens and from museums in America and Europe. The objects are set in context with nine short essays: Writing and the Athenian democracy (C W Hedrick); Representations of Athenian democracy in Attic document reliefs (C Lawton); The birth of democracy (P G Calligas); Pottery, private life and politics (P Shapiro); Personifications of democracy (O Tzachou-Delmouzou); A court trial in Athens early in the 4th century BC (A L Boegehold); Oaths and oathtaking in ancient Athens (D Peppa-Delmouzou); The political rhetoric of America's founders (J Roberts); 19th century photography in Athens (A Szegedy-Maszak).

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Charles W. Hedrick Jr is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of "History and Silence" (2000) and the "Decrees of the Demotionidai" (1990), and the co-editor of "Demokratia" (1996) and "The Birth of Democracy" (1993).

Josiah Ober is the Constantine Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His books include "Athenian Legacies, Political Dissent in Democratic Athens," and "Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens" (all Princeton).

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