Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.: Reacting to the Past

Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.: Reacting to the Past

Paperback Reacting to the Past

By (author) Mark C. Carnes, By (author) Josiah Ober

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 276mm x 10mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0321333039
  • ISBN 13: 9780321333032
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,538,549

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Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the "Reacting to the Past" series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.