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Athenian Democracy

2nd Edition

By John Thorley


112 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Prelude to democracy The democratic system: Kleisthenes' reforms The democratic system: later reforms The system in practice An overview Bibliography

About the Author

John Thorley is recently retired and was formerly a Professor teaching within the departments of Teaching and Education Studies, In-Service Education and History at the Charlotte Mason College, Lancaster University.

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

Lancaster Pamphlets offer concise and up-to-date accounts of major historical topics, primarily for the help of students preparing for Advanced Level examinations, though they should also be of value to those pursuing introductory courses in universities and other institutions of higher education. Without being all-embracing, their aims are to bring some of the central themes or problems confronting students and teachers into sharper focus than the textbook writer can hope to do; to provide the reader with some of the results of recent research which the textbook may not embody; and to stimulate thought about the whole interpretation of the topic under discussion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece