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The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens Revised Edition

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

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"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.


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Product Details

  • Series: Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition (December 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691094896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691094892
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,969,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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