Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece


Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Josiah Ober,Robert Wallace

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520258096

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 7766

"A balanced, high-quality analysis of the developing nature of Athenian political society and its relationship to 'democracy' as a timeless concept."—Mark Munn, author of The School of History

Athenian Democracy


Author: Peter John Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195221398

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 3892

Athens' democracy developed during the sixth and fifth centuries and continued into the fourth; Athens' defeat by Macedon in 322 began a series of alternations between democracy and oligarchy. The democracy was inseparably bound up with the ideals of liberty and equality, the rule of law, and the direct government of the people by the people. Liberty means above all freedom of speech, the right to be heard in the public assembly and the right to speak one's mind in private. Equality meant the equal right of male citizens (perhaps 60,000 in the fifth century, 30,000 in the fourth) to participate in the government of the state and the administration of the law. Disapproved of as a mob rule until the nineteenth century, the institutions of Athenian democracy have become an inspiration for modern democratic politics and political philosophy. P. J. Rhodes's reader focuses on the political institutions, political activity, history, and nature of Athenian democracy and introduces some of the best British, American, German, and French scholarship on its origins, theory, and practice. Part I is devoted to political institutions: citizenship, the assembly, the law-courts, and capital punishment. Part II explores aspects of political activity: the demagogues and their relationship with the assembly, the maneuverings of the politicians, competitive festivals, and the separation of public from private life. Part III looks at three crucial points in the development of the democracy: the reforms of Solon, Cleisthenes, and Ephialtes. Part IV considers what it was in Greek life that led to the development of democracy. Some of the authors adopt broad-brush approaches to major questions; others analyze a particular body of evidence in detail. Use is made of archeology, comparison with other societies, the location of festivals in their civic context, and the need to penetrate behind what the classical Athenians made of their past.

Antike und moderne Demokratie


Author: Moses I. Finley,Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150099667

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 144

View: 2962

Athens and Athenian Democracy


Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521844215

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 2881

Constructs a distinctive view of classical Athens, a view which takes seriously the evidence of archaeology and of art history.

Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook


Author: Luca Asmonti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441165312

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9928

This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.

Ancient Greek Democracy

Readings and Sources


Author: Eric W. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047075219X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9468

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.

Democracy in Europe

A History of an Ideoloy


Author: Luciano Canfora

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154594

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4687

This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. Considers all the major watersheds in the development of democracy in modern Europe. Describes the rediscovery of Ancient Greek political ideals by intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century. Examines the twenty-year crisis from 1789 to 1815, when the repercussions of revolution in France were felt across the European continent. Explains how events in France led to the explosion of democratic movements between 1830 and 1848. Compares the different manifestations of democracy within Eastern and Western Europe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Considers fascism and its consequences for democracy in Europe during the twentieth century. Demonstrates how in the recent past democracy itself has become the object of ideological battles.



Author: Herodot

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783050053790


Page: 1446

View: 2989

Herodots grosses Geschichtswerk Herodot (um 484-um 425) wird mit Recht der Vater der Geschichtsschreibung genannt. Er verfasste eine Urgeschichte der alten Kulturen des Vorderen Orients, Agyptens und Griechenlands. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Auseinandersetzung zwischen den Persern und Griechen mit den beruhmten Schlachten von Marathon, an den Thermopylen, bei Salamis und Plataa. Motive wie das Schicksal des Krosus oder der Ring des Polykrates sind in die Weltliteratur eingegangen. Ubersetzt und herausgegeben von Josef Feix."

The Birth of Athenian Democracy

The Assembly in the Fifth Century B.C.


Author: Chester G. Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 86

View: 7279

The topic of Athenian democracy is a popular one among scholars and students of the classical world, and books on the subject continue to appear. Thus far, however, none of them has devoted much attention to the origins and daily operations of the assembly. In this intriguing study, Chester Starr traces the growth of the assembly from its consolidation to its position as the central institution in the democratic government of Athens in the fifth century B.C. He examines the practical operation of the early assembly, and offers vivid descriptions of the role of ideology in Athenian politics, the evolution of voting requirements, and electoral participation. Noting the disenfranchisement of women and slaves, Starr draws several compelling parallels between Athenian and American democracy. Written in Starr's characteristically lively style, this is an invaluable guide to students and scholars, and an engaging introduction to the subject for general readers.

Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy


Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863952

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 492

"Kagan, faithful to his lifelong fascination with Pericles . . . gives us an accessible and invaluable account of his life and deeds."--Allan Bloom, author of "The Closing of the American Mind."

History of Greece


Author: George Grote

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134593783

Category: History

Page: 1016

View: 880

Grote's History of Greece is one of the classic works of historical interpretation and scholarship. George Grote - banker, MP and a founder of London University - was the first historian to give a high value to the Greek creation of democracy, and this aspect of his work is closely relevant to current debates about democracy in our times. This abridgement of the original twelve volume work, which was made in the early years of the century and published by George Routledge and sons, is now available again and makes accessible the essential Grote. In a new and original introduction, based on the latest research into Grote and into Greek history, Paul Cartledge places Grote's history in its intellectual context, discusses its salient features and traces its subsequent reception over the past century and a half.

Anabasis / Der Zug der Zehntausend

Griechisch - Deutsch


Author: Xenophon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050091495

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 9196

Mit einer Anschaulichkeit, die in der antiken Literatur ihresgleichen sucht, schildert Xenophon den abenteuerlichen Putschversuch des jungen persischen Prinzen Kyros gegen seinen Bruder, den Großkönig Artaxerxes II. Xenophon, selbst einer der Heerführer im Krieg 401 v. Chr., schildert packend die Vorgänge und beschreibt authentisch Land und Leute, Sitten und Bräuche. Damit legt er den Grundstein zur Memoirenliteratur: Caesars Gallischer Krieg oder Arrians Alexanderzug sind ohne Xenophon nicht denkbar.

A Culture of Freedom

Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe


Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199588031

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 3493

When and where did Europe begin? With the ancient Greeks, argues Christian Meier. But do we really know who the ancient Greeks were? And what was it that made their culture so special? Taking us on a fascinating tour through the ancient Greek world, Culture for the Sake of Freedom attempts to answer this question - to find the key to the 'miracle' of ancient Greece.

Classical Horizons

The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece


Author: George E. McCarthy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487624

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 8936

Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece. Winner CHOICE 2003 Outstanding Academic Title “McCarthy’s ... erudition may very well render this work a contemporary classic in the continuing discussion of a maturing discipline.” — CHOICE

Scheintod im Denken

von Philosophie und Wissenschaft als Übung : Unseld Lecture, Tübingen 2009


Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death

Page: 146

View: 6628

Problems in the History of Ancient Greece

Sources and Interpretation


Author: Donald Kagan,Gregory F. Viggiano

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: History

Page: 389

View: 1829

This collection of contested problems in the history of Ancient Greece aims to enhance and deepen the experience of any student. Each chapter within Problems in the History of Ancient Greece is a self-contained unit that presents a key problem of continuing interest among historians. In each case there is a selection of pertinent ancient sources in translation, with a number of modern viewpoints also presented. In this way, students may experience the nature of weighing and evaluating sources; the problem of posing mean­ingful and enlightening questions; the need to change hypotheses in the light of new evidence or new insights; and the necessity, in some cases, of suspending judgment. Note: The problems selected for this collection span the chronological period usually covered in ancient Greek courses. Second, they were selected because they have been the subject of relatively recent study. Finally, they are meant to be sufficiently varied in topic and approach; in order to expose the student to a variety of historical methods and techniques.

Athen im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.

Räume und Funde der frühen Polis


Author: Annarita Doronzio

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110526263

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 2816

In diesem Buch werden die archäologischen Befunde Athens zwischen dem späten 8. und frühen 6. Jh. v. Chr. erstmals systematisch zusammengestellt. Die sich daran anschließende Auswertung hat das Ziel, das vorhandene Material in die Kontexte der urbanen Topographie einzuordnen und in Hinblick auf sakrale, soziale und politische Fragestellungen auszuwerten. Die Genese der Polis Athen erhält damit eine neue archäologisch-historische Grundlage.