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Introduction: Alternatives to the Democratic Polis

ROGER BROCK and STEPHEN HODKINSON

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a brief background of the organization of the Leeds–Manchester Greek History Research Seminar, which sought ‘to give the variety and plurality their due by ... 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


The Greek Polis: Cradle of Democracy

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/9780300215038.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the Greek polis, or city-state, as the point of origin for Greek democracy. The polis is the dominant form of political organization that developed in the Greek world between ... More


A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Steven Johnstone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

An enormous amount of literature exists on Greek law, economics, and political philosophy. Yet no one has written a history of trust, one of the most fundamental aspects of social and economic ... More


The Andreas Version, 1967–197 3

James Edward Miller

in The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832479
eISBN:
9781469606002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887943_miller.12
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how Andreas Papandreou achieved his political resurrection with an inventive and impressive piece of legerdemain. By 1968, Papandreou's brief political season appeared over. ... More


The Greek Impact in Asia Minor 400–250 BCE

Stephen Mitchell

in Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Until the end of the fourth century BCE the impact of Greek culture in Asia Minor was limited. Lykians, Karians, and Lydians offered alternatives to Hellenism and preserved their own languages until ... More


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