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Achievements and Shortcomings

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes how Athens had achieved a level of political and social stability that realized the democratic ideal in its fullest form, and more thoroughly discusses the shortcomings ... More


Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Geoffrey de Ste. Croix

David Harvey and Robert Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents a number of interconnected essays, in which the late Geoffrey de Ste. Croix defends the institutions of the Athenian democracy, showing that they were much more practical, ... More


Athenian Society and Government

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the basic structure of Athenian government. It also describes how it resembled the governments of other Greek city-states, and reviews the intricate relationship between ... More


The Athens of the Caribbean: Trinidadian Models of Athenian Democracy

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter complicates the idea of any easy balance sheet of appropriation in which misappropriation always falls on the side of empire and colonialism and appropriation on the side of the ... More


Classical Athenian Democracy and Democracy Today: Culture, Knowledge, Power

Josiah Ober

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the growing popularity of Greek democracy as a topic in school and university curricula. It argues that that the modern penchant for reading the meaning ... More


Conclusion: Status in Ideology and Practice

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. Through close analysis of various forms of evidence—literary, epigraphic, and legal—this book demonstrated that classical Athens ... More


Conclusion: Socrates, Pericles, and the Citizen

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses two of the most well-known ancient characterizations of Athenian democracy and society, namely, Pericles' Funeral Oration and Plato's Apology of Socrates. The text of Pericles may ... More


Conclusions

Mark Munn

in The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This concluding chapter discusses the final acceptance and recognition of the Mother of the Gods by the Athenians, despite her Asiatic identity. This fusion of Athenian and Asiatic ideology brought ... More


Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Thomas N. Mitchell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The first democracy, established in ancient Greece more than 2,500 years ago, has served as the foundation for every democratic system of government instituted down the centuries. This book tells the ... More


The Democracy’s Drive for Power, Glory and Gain

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the changes to Athenian democracy and society which contributed to a more aggressive pursuit of military, political, and economic goals. One such factor is Pericles, who would ... More


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