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Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece Hardcover – December 31, 2007

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"A balanced, high-quality analysis of the developing nature of Athenian political society and its relationship to 'democracy' as a timeless concept." - Mark Munn, author of The School of History"

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  • Hardcover: 242 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (December 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520245628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520245624
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great book. It covers current thinking from five important theorists on Acient Greek Democracy. Not only do the opinions represented seem to cover the entire field, but the authors differ on certain elements, and, referencing each other, state how they each believe democracy evolved from an ancient system of nobles and elites who all answered to a very outspoken public. From hierarchical hero worship to networked, participative, communal, hoplite warfare, to egalitarian politics with a limited demos, of course... The method of presenting differing opinions that build off of, and in a sense duel with eachother is a brilliant application of the ancient greek sciences of rhetoric that democracy is so loved for in the first place, in my opinion. This has been an invaluable and timely addition to my library.
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Format: Paperback
This is perhaps the very best yet concise book on the subject by the very best scholars in their field. I've studied under Dr. Wallace and can assure you that there is no better treatment of this subject available.
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By Meg S. on December 9, 2012
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This is a valuable read for anyone who wants to truly understand the origins of both ancient and modern democracy.
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