Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece
Publication Year: 2007
Published by: University of California Press
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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright
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...2. “People’s Power” and Egalitarian Trends in Archaic Greece / 224. “I Besieged That Man”: Democracy’s Revolutionary Start / 835. The Breakthrough of Demokratia in Mid-Fifth-Century Athens / 105...
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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Paul Cartledge received his DPhil from Oxford in 1975. He is currently Pro-fessor of Greek History in the Faculty of Classics and Professorial Fellow ofClare College, University of Cambridge. His main interests are Greek social,political, and cultural history, Sparta’s history through the ages, and thecontinuing signiWcance of ancient history in our own time. He has edited or...
CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
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...499–494 Ionian Revolt, initially supported by Athens and Eretria...
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DNP Der Neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike. Stuttgart, 1996–2003.FGrH F. Jacoby, ed. Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. Berlin;RE Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Stuttgart,Syll. Wilhelm Dittenberger, ed. Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum. 3d ed....
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Over the past thirty years or so, work on Athenian democracy has intensiWedand yielded most impressive results. The development and functioning ofdemocratic institutions and of the democratic system as a whole, as well asindividual aspects, such as the roles of the elite, leaders, and the masses, anddemocratic terminology, have been analyzed and reconstructed in detail....
2 “People’s Power” and Egalitarian Trends in Archaic Greece
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Democracy is constituted through institutions, practices, mentalities, and,eventually, ideologies. In Greece these different components of democracyreached their fullest development in the Wfth and fourth centuries. Ifdemocracy means that all citizens, the entire demos, determine policies andexercise control through assembly, council, and courts, and that political...
3 Revolutions and a New Order in Solonian Athens and Archaic Greece
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This chapter discusses the history of political and legal reform, mass revo-lution, and the reports of various people’s governments in Greece duringthe archaic period. Its greater focus on Athens is dictated by the state of ourevidence, meager in any case but more extensive for that city, and byAthens’ importance in the history of democracy. At the same time, many...
4 “I Besieged That Man”: Democracy's Revolutionary Start
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In searching for the “origins of Athenian democracy” I have avoided theindividualist, institutionalist, and foundationalist premises undergirdingmuch historical work on Athenian political history.1 My approach to the his-tory of Athenian democracy cares relatively little for the motivations ofCleisthenes or (e.g.) Solon, Ephialtes, Pericles, or Demosthenes, since I do...
5 The Breakthrough of Demokratia in Mid-Fifth-Century Athens
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In the years around 462 b.c.e., Athens was rocked by political turmoil.Members of the venerable Areopagus council were brought to trial, as wasCimon, after Aristides architect of the Athenian empire and long-dominantgeneral and leader. Some politicians, led by Ephialtes, persuaded the assem-bly to pass measures, often called the reforms of Ephialtes, that shifted cer-...
6 Democracy, Origins of: Contribution to a Debate
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...“The study of the Athenian political order is today one of the most excitingand active areas of ancient Greek history.” So wrote Josh Ober Wfteenyears ago, reviewing Raphael Sealey’s typically revisionist and iconoclasticAthenian Republic: Democracy or the Rule of Law? 1 In 1994 Lisa Kallet (-Marx),reviewing a number of the many works prompted by the notional 2,500th...
7 Power to the People
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Why think that the “Wrst democracy” has anything to tell us about our own?That was then and this is now; surely modern democracy has diverged fromits ancient counterpart, and deliberately and rightly so?1 As it happens, how-ever, among people who spend their time pondering such matters, dissatis-faction with modern democracy quite often takes the form of what one wit...
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Ackerman, Bruce, and James Fishkin. 2004. Deliberation Day. New Haven.Adkins, Arthur W. H. 1960. Merit and Responsibility: A Study in Greek Values. Oxford.———. 1972. Moral Values and Political Behavior in Ancient Greece. New York.Amit, Moshe. 1965. Athens and the Sea: A Study in Athenian Sea-Power. Brussels.Anderson, Greg. 2003. The Athenian Experiment: Building an Imagined Political Com-...
INDEX OF PRIMARY SOURCES
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Page Count: 253
Publication Year: 2007