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Introduction

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/9780300215038.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter considers the difficulties of establishing a democracy on a firm, stable basis. It argues that democracy is a fleeting phenomenon in the history of government and has lain ... More


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