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    DescriptionWhat was ancient democracy like? Why did it spread in ancient Greece? An astonishing number of volumes have been devoted to the well-attested Athenian case, while non-Athenian democracy - for which evidence is harder to come by - has received only fleeting attention. Nevertheless, there exists a scattered body of ancient material regarding democracy beyond Athens, from ancient literary authors and epigraphic documents to archaeological evidence, out of which one can build an understanding of the phenomenon. This book presents a detailed study of ancient Greek democracy in the Classical period (480-323 BC), focusing on examples outside Athens. It has three main goals: to identify where and when democratic governments established themselves in ancient Greek city-states; to explain why democracy spread to many parts of Greece in this period; and to further our understanding of the nature of ancient democracy by studying its practices beyond Athens.


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    Title
    Democracy Beyond Athens
    Subtitle
    Popular Government in the Greek Classical Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric W. Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521843317
    ISBN 10: 0521843316
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPHV
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, BUS036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL007000, HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 320.938
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 321.80938
    LC classification: JC75.D36 R6 2011
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JPHV, NHB, JPA, NHC
    Illustrations note
    2 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Eric W. Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Indiana University. He has published widely on ancient democracy, and previous books include Ancient Greek Democracy: Readings and Sources (2003) and Oikistes: Studies in Constitutions, Colonies, and Military Power in the Ancient World Offered in Honor of A. J. Graham (co-edited with Vanessa Gorman, 2002).
    Review quote
    'A fascinating study ...' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Classical demokratiai on the Greek mainland (central Greece and the Peloponnese); 2. Classical demokratiai in western and northwestern Greece (plus Cyrene); 3. Classical demokratiai in eastern Greece; 4. The spread of democracy in the Classical period; 5. The nature of Classical democracy outside Athens; Appendix.