Athenian democracy: a sourcebook

Asmonti, Luca Athenian democracy: a sourcebook. London, United Kingdom: Continuum, 2014.

Author Asmonti, Luca
Title Athenian democracy: a sourcebook
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Continuum
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Series Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History
ISBN 9780826420343
9781441113719
Language eng
Total number of pages 256
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world’s first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens’ democratic institutions through Solon’s reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources will include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Forthcoming 25-09-2014.

 
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