Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

Written by: John Thorley

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  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: 2005-06-20
  • ISBN-10: 9781134793358
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This pamphlet outlines the development and operation of Athenian democracy to the end of the fifth century BC. Separate sections examine the prelude to democracy, the emergence of a democratic system, and the way this system worked in practice. A final section focuses on the questions: how should we judge the success of Athenian democracy? who benefitted? was it an efficient system of government? in what sense was Athenian democracy the forerunner of modern democracies?

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