Democracy in the ancient world
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Democracy in the ancient world by Terrot Reaveley Glover

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Published by The University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] .
Written in English



  • Greece,
  • Rome


  • Democracy.,
  • Greece -- Politics and government.,
  • Rome -- Politics and government -- 510-30 B.C.

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Edition Notes

Statementby T. R. Glover.
LC ClassificationsJC73 .G6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 1 l., 263, [1] p.
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6713026M
LC Control Number28008172

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Combining a history of Athens with contemporary theories of collective action and rational choice developed by economists and political scientists, Josiah Ober examines Athenian democracy’s unique contribution to the ancient Greek city-state’s remarkable success, and demonstrates the valuable lessons Athenian political practices hold for us today.   Cartledge may not be one of the most elegant of writers but in this timely book he takes his cue from the way 'democracy' has been adopted as a kind of political (and military) battle-cry of the 21st century, and explores what it originally meant in (primarily) ancient Athens, how it developed, and its appropriations from the classical period through late antiquity and via the medieval and renaissance /5. Democracy is one of the greatest inventions of the ancient Greeks. This book invites readers to investigate the phenomenon of ancient Greek democracy for themselves, from its earliest roots in the archaic period to its appearance and development in Athens/5(5).   The history of democracy as grasped by the Founders, drawn largely from the ancient world, revealed that overbearing majorities could all too easily lend themselves to mob rule, dominating.

  About this book 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. Chris Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, talks about Ancient Greece, including democracy in Athens and elsewhere and ponders whether Athenian standards of direct citizen control could ever be seen again. He also touches on how, even in Ancient Greece, democracies excluded slaves, women and resident foreigners from decision-making, shortcomings that would be reborn in the modern era.   Democracy in Ancient Greece is most frequently associated with Athens where a complex system allowed for broad political participation by the free male citizens of the city-state. Democracy, however, was found in other areas as well and after the conquests of Alexander the Great . Drawing on modern social science models, Teegarden looks at how the institution of public law affects the behavior of individuals and groups, thereby exploring the foundation of democracy's.

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