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    DescriptionThis book is concerned with the public aspects of the life of Athenian citizens in the period from c.450 to 322 BC. Its central purpose is a critical assessment of the character and extent of citizens' participation in the running of the democracy, by raising certain fundamental questions. By what means and through which institutions did Athenian citizens participate in the public life of Athens? Professor Sinclair's analysis is made from the point of view of the individual citizen - his privileges and opportunities, his responsibilities, the rewards and the dangers of exploiting the opportunities available to him.

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    Democracy and Participation in Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R. K. Sinclair
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521423892
    ISBN 10: 0521423899

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    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: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPHV
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: POL003000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 320.938/5, 320.9385
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Approval Code: A40203028
    DC20: 321.809385
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC79.A8S56, JC79.A8 S56 1991
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 October 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    ' ... for years to come [Democracy and Participation] will probably replace Jones' Athenian Democracy of 1957 as the standard textbook used in universities in the English-speaking part of the world.' M. H. Hansen, Classical Review ' ... a lucid, well-organized discussion which deserves to become the standard introduction to the subject for both senior secondary and undergraduate students. It should be in the libraries of all schools which teach Ancient History ...' D. Phillips, Teaching History 'Sinclair ... is to be congratulated for producing a consistently clear, well-argued, well-documented and balanced account which will retain its value for years.' N. R. E. Fisher, Polis
    Back cover copy
    This book is concerned with the public aspects of the life of Athenian citizens in the period from c. 450 to 322 B.C.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Maps; 1. The Athenian polis and the evolution of democracy; 2. The privileges and the opportunities of the citizen; 3. The responsibilities of the citizen; 4. The sovereignty of the Demos, officials and the Council; 5. Citizens and participation; 6. The hazards of leadership; 7. The rewards of leadership; 8. The critics of Athenian democracy; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.