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Athenian Democracy (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)

Athenian Democracy (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)
Author: John Thorley
ISBN 13: 9780415319348
ISBN 10: 41531934
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2004-10-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
List Price: $30.95

The fifth century BC witnessed not only the emergence of one of the first democracies, but also the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars. John Thorley provides a concise analysis of the development and operation of Athenian democracy against this backdrop. Taking into account both primary source material and the work of modern historians, Athenian Democracy examines:
•the prelude to democracy
•how the democractic system emerged
•how this system worked in practice
•the efficiency of this system of government
•the success of Athenian democracy.

Including a useful chronology and blibliography, this second edition has been updated to take into account recent research.