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Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

David A. Teegarden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation—laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to “kill a tyrant.” The book demonstrates that the ancient Greeks ... More


Introduction

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines one peculiar, but apparently quite popular, means by which pro-democrats in ancient Greece facilitated ... More


Conclusion

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter provides a simple conceptual framework within which to interpret the long and complex history of tyrant-killing legislation. The framework has two parts. The first focuses on ... More


The Decree of Demophantos

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter accounts for the successful mobilization in defense of Athens' democracy. It begins by exploring the collective response by citizens in Athens to the coup of the Four Hundred (411), an ... More


Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More


Money and Tragedy

Richard Seaford

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In 6th century BC, the advanced Greek city-states were rapidly and pervasively monetized, largely through the introduction of coinage. It has been suggested that this monetization was a crucial ... More


The Individual and Democracy: The Place of the “Great Man”

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Pericles' impact on Athenian democracy, and more specifically whether the stratēgos was an all-powerful figure or an evanescent one, and how his actions interacted with the will ... More


The Eretrian Tyrant-Killing Law

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter defends the following thesis: the promulgation of the Eretrian tyrant-killing law played an important role in defending Eretria's newly reinstated democratic regime against internal ... More


The Law of Eukrates

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the spring (or summer) of 336 an Athenian named Eukrates successfully proposed a law against tyranny and subversion of the Athenian democracy. Eukrates's law has two peculiar aspects. The first is ... More


The Anti-Tyranny Dossier from Eresos

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The earliest extant inscriptions from Eresos record punitive actions taken by the Eresian dēmos against tyrants and their descendants. This chapter argues that the “anti-tyranny dossier” documents ... More


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