Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

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

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520258096

Category: History

Page: 242

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"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

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Author: Peter John Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195221398

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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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

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Author: Moses I. Finley,Arnaldo Momigliano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150099667

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 144

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Athens and Athenian Democracy

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Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521844215

Category: History

Page: 462

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

Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook

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Author: Luca Asmonti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441165312

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.

Historien

2 Bände. Griechisch - Deutsch

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Author: Herodot

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 305009091X

Category: History

Page: 1446

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Herodot (geb. um 484 v. Chr., gest. um 425) wird mit Recht der Vater der Geschichtsschreibung genannt. Er verfasste eine Urgeschichte der alten Kulturen: des Vorderen Orients, Ägyptens und Griechenlands. Die welthistorische Auseinandersetzung zwischen Persern und Griechen, die Beschreibung der Schlachten von Marathon, den Thermopylen, Salamis und Platää sind von außerordentlicher Lebendigkeit. Der Weitgereiste ist zugleich aber auch der meisterhafte Erzähler von Geschichten, die in die Weltliteratur eingegangen sind, wie z. B. das Schicksal des Krösus, Gyges und sein Ring oder der Ring des Polykrates. Herodot gehört zu den Klassikern der griechischen Literatur, zu ihren ernstesten - und schwierigsten - Autoren, trotz oder gerade wegen seiner scheinbaren Leichtigkeit. Herodots Werk birgt in sich verhaltene Größe, Leiden und Leidenschaft, Welterfahrung und tiefe Klugheit.

Die Politik

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Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ancient Greek Democracy

Readings and Sources

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Author: Eric W. Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047075219X

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.

Scheintod im Denken

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

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Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Death

Page: 146

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The Birth of Athenian Democracy

The Assembly in the Fifth Century B.C.

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Author: Chester G. Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 86

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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

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Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684863952

Category: History

Page: 320

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"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."

A Culture of Freedom

Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe

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Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199588031

Category: History

Page: 315

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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.

Der Staat (illustriert)

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Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755

Category:

Page: N.A

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„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

Anabasis

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Author: Xenophon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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History of Greece

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Author: George Grote

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134593783

Category: History

Page: 1016

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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.

Democracy

A Life

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Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697671

Category: Democracy

Page: 383

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The 2,500 year story of democracy: how it has survived, how it has been practised, and how it has been imagined, from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century.

Haus und Stadt im klassischen Griechenland

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Author: Wolfram Hoepfner,Ernst-Ludwig Schwandner,Sōtērios Dakarēs,Joachim Boessneck,Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Architekturreferat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City planning

Page: 356

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Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

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Author: Mirko Canevaro,Andrew Erskine,Josiah Ober,Benjamin Gray

Publisher: Edinburgh Leventis Studies

ISBN: 9781474421775

Category:

Page: 608

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Although the history of engagement between social science and ancient Greek history is a long one, recent developments in economics, political science and sociology have opened fresh opportunities for fruitful interdisciplinary scholarship. The essays collected here demonstrate the potential of theories and methods drawn from the social sciences to shed new light on facets of Greek economic, political, and cultural history. And, conversely, they show that Greece may serve as an "out of sample" test for theories about institutions, organizations, associations, social thought, and social behavior that were formulated in reference to the contemporary world.