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The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes : Structure, Principles, and Ideology - Mogens Herman Hansen

The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes

Structure, Principles, and Ideology

Paperback Published: 15th March 1999
ISBN: 9780806131436
Number Of Pages: 464

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The Athenian democracy of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. is the most famous and perhaps the most nearly perfect example of direct democracy. Covering the period 403-322 B.C., Mogens Herman Hansen focuses on the crucial last thirty years, which coincided with the political career of Demosthenes. Hansen distinguishes between the city's seven political institutions: the Assembly, the nomothetai, the People's Court, the boards of magistrates, the Council of Five Hundred, the Areopagos, and ho boulomenos, He discusses how Athenians conceived liberty both as the ability to participate in the decision-making process and as the right to live without oppression from the state or other citizens. A new chapter, "One Hundred and Sixty Theses about Athenian Democracy", appears in this edition.

Preface
Abbreviations for Classical Sources
Direct Democracy in Historical Perspectivep. 1
Evidencep. 4
The Athenian Constitution down to 403 B.C.: A Historical Sketchp. 27
Athens as a City-State and as a Democracyp. 55
The People of Athensp. 86
The Assembly of the Peoplep. 125
The Laws and the Nomothetaip. 161
The People's Courtp. 178
The Magistratesp. 225
The Council of Five Hundredp. 246
The Political Leadersp. 266
The Council of the Areopagosp. 288
The Character of Athenian Democracyp. 296
One Hundred and Sixty Theses about Athenian Democracyp. 321
Maps and Plansp. 355
Bibliographyp. 359
Glossaryp. 385
Index of Passages Citedp. 408
General Indexp. 428
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ISBN: 9780806131436
ISBN-10: 0806131438
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 15th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.02  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Type: New edition

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