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Christopher Carey - Democracy in Classical Athens (Classical World) - 9781474286367 - V9781474286367
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Democracy in Classical Athens (Classical World)

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Description for Democracy in Classical Athens (Classical World) Paperback. Series: Classical World. Num Pages: 200 pages, 21 bw illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1; JPHV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 219 x 138 x 24. Weight in Grams: 270.
For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. Throughout this period Athens was the cultural centre of Greece and one of the major Greek powers. This book traces the development and operation of the political system and explores its underlying principles. Christopher Carey assesses the ancient sources of the history of Athenian democracy and evaluates criticisms of the system, ancient and modern. He also provides a virtual tour of the political ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Academic
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Classical World
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About Christopher Carey
Christopher Carey is Emeritus Professor of Greek at University College London, UK. He has published widely on Athenian democracy and ancient Greek literature, especially oratory and lyric poetry.

Reviews for Democracy in Classical Athens (Classical World)
A student-friendly text that draws from the author's deep well of knowledge. Carey has concisely presented the key evidence for the development, function, and ideology of Athenian democracy alongside his lucid interpretations. DCA strikes a balance both between a synchronic and diachronic view of Athenian democracy and between principles and institutions, a challenging achievement for a student handbook. Carey does ... Read more

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