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Problem, Background, Method

Matthew Simonton

in Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174976
eISBN:
9781400885145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174976.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the rule of the few, or oligarchia (oligarchy), in ancient Greece. It considers the relationship between the rulers and the wider male citizenry (demos) of an oligarchically ... More


Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

Matthew Simonton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174976
eISBN:
9781400885145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book thoroughly reassesses an important but neglected form of government in ancient Greece, the “rule of the few.” The book challenges scholarly orthodoxy by showing that oligarchy was not the ... More


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