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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


Cleisthenes I: The Constitution

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay focuses on Cleisthenes, whose name has become permanently linked with the constitution under which Athens flourished for nearly 200 years. Modern writers have depicted Cleisthenes as a man ... More


Cleisthenes II: Ostracism, Archons and Strategoi

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay discusses the purpose of the law of ostracism and the date of its introduction. It is shown that the introduction of ostracism can be attributed to Cleisthenes, and was intended for use at ... More


Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Kurt Raaflaub

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245624
eISBN:
9780520932173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five scholars. The result is a critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this topic. ... More


Cleisthenes (of Athens) and Corinth

John Salmon

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses what Cleisthenes' tribal system in Attica owed to Corinth. Stroud's hypothesis that the eight Corinthian tribes each had one component from the city, within and beyond the ... More


“I Besieged That Man”: Democracy's Revolutionary Start

Josiah Ober

in Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245624
eISBN:
9780520932173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245624.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Athenian political institutions were simple and dominated by the elite. Cleisthenes, as a preceding member of a prominent family and as an Areopagite, both surely has the right and the power to ... More


Archaic Tyrants

Sian Lewis

in Greek Tyranny

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the first tyrants of Greece, in the years between 750 and 550 bc. It describes who they were, why they came to power, and what they achieved. The discussion covers the origins ... More


The Athenian Constitutive Revolution and Subsequent Revolutions of Ancient Greece

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

The establishment of democracy in Athens through a constitutional revolution around 500 BCE is the subject of this chapter. Cleisthenes, scion of an aristocratic family who had been exiled by the ... More


Citizens and Soldiers in Archaic Athens

Hans van Wees

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A reconsideration of the precise nature and extent of the military obligations of citizens in classical Athens reveals that under Athens’ democratic regime these obligations were relatively limited ... More


Associations and Citizenship in Attica from Solon to Cleisthenes

Paulin Ismard

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter studies the ways in which associations were able to take part in the slow elaboration of civic identity in sixth-century Athens. For a period within which politics has not yet become a ... More


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