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    DescriptionPeisistratos and his sons dominated Athenian politics in the second half of the 6th century BC although the sources are contradictory as to whether their reign of tyranny was a good or bad thing. What Lavelle reveals here is that this popular man, successful military tactician and elected leader, was not so different from the early democratic leaders, labelling him a prototype of democratic leadership in a period of 'protodemocracy'. Through a range of source material, Lavelle looks at the early life and career of Peisistratos, his early tyrannies, exile and return to power and how he turned the tide of political leadership. Rather than the political history of Athens being impeded by Peisistratos' tyranny, Lavelle argues that it benefited from it, in part because it laid the foundations for the democratic rule of his successors.


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    Title
    Fame Money and Power
    Subtitle
    The Rise of Peisistratos and Democratic Tyranny at Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian M. Lavelle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472114245
    ISBN 10: 0472114247
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 938/.502, 938.502
    LC classification: DF224.P4 L38 2005
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    10 b/w pls
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI