Athenian Democratic Origins: And Other Essays

Synopsis

This is a defense of the Athenian democracy by a great radical historian. Geoffrey de Ste. Croix shows how even its oddest features made sense, and illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics--for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little. Though written in the 1960s, these hitherto unpublished essays remain fresh and innovative.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004