From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law: Law, Society and Politics in Fifth Century Athens

From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law: Law, Society and Politics in Fifth Century Athens

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By (author) Martin Ostwald

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 500 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 237mm x 46mm | 917g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1990
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520067983
  • ISBN 13: 9780520067981
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 1,294,841

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Analyzing the 'democratic' features and institutions of the Athenian democracy in the fifth century B.C., Martin Ostwald traces their development from Solon's judicial reforms to the flowering of popular sovereignty, when the people assumed the right both to enact all legislation and to hold magistrates accountable for implementing what had been enacted.

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Martin Ostwald is W. R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at Swarthmore College, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Autonomia: Its Genesis and Early History (1982).

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"[Ostwald] works at the interface between political, social, and cultural history and his forte is meticulous, diachronic analysis of language in its social context."--David Whitehead, "Times Literary Supplement