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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 Rise 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/9780300215038.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter chronicles the beginnings of a new democratic order in the Athenian government via the reforms of Cleisthenes and the new democracy's trial by fire during the Persian Wars. While ... More


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