The World of Prometheus and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
  • List Price: $42.00
  • Save: $3.59 (9%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $0.42
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens Paperback – December 15, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0691094892 ISBN-10: 0691094896

Buy New
Price: $38.41
26 New from $11.40 20 Used from $12.50
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$11.40 $12.50


Frequently Bought Together

The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens + Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Price for both: $49.58

Buy the selected items together

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on the current pick, "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" by Marja Mills.

Product Details

  • Series: Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691094896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691094892
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A very impressive debut, rich enough in arguments, approaches, theories, and facts that one can disagree with a lot of it and still find much which is useful and convincing."--James Davidson, London Review of Books

From the Inside Flap

"Danielle Allen's book is a strikingly original contribution to classical Greek social and intellectual history and to the study of Greek legal practices. It also has crucial relevance for important debates within contemporary political and legal theory, including the practical implications of communitarianism and jury nullification."--Josiah Ober, Princeton University

"This is an original and refreshing study. . . . It allows us to reconsider contemporary issues, such as jury nullification and communitarianism, from a new perspective. Its range and depth of argument will make it a useful resource."--Craige Champion, Allegheny College

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A nice study in the classical style, trying to make ancient literature and political philosophy mesh. The methodological problems of moving back and forth between public discourse and the representation of the tragedies are handled well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?