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Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook (Luca Asmonti) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2014) 9780826420343
Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook (Luca Asmonti) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2014) 9780826420343
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Title: Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook

Author: Asmonti, Luca

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780826420343

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

List Price in Hardcover: $122.00 Our price: $122.00

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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 will 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.
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