The First Democracies: Early Popular Government Outside Athens
Athens is often considered to have been the birth place of democracy but there were many democracies in Greece during the Classical period and this is a study of the other democratic states. Robinson begins by discussing the meaning of democracy and its ancient meanings, he then examines Greek terminology, investigates the evidence for democratic states and draws conclusions about its emergence.
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Note on Terminology
2 Democratic Beginnings
3 Ancient and Modern Democracy Compared
2 Demokratia in Earlier Authors
12 Heraclea Pontica
Achaea Acragas Aeschylus Ambracia ancient appears Archaic Greece archaic period Argive Argos argument aristocratic Aristotle Aristotle's assembly Athenian Democracy Athens Aubonnet authority basileis boule demosie century B.C. Chalcis chapter Chian Chios citizen body citizenship classical Cleisthenes Cnidus colonies contrast Cyrene demarchos democratic Democratic Constitutions democratic government demokratia Demonax demos describe Diodorus discussion document douloi earlier early democracy egalitarianism Elean Elis equality Euripides euthyna evidence example existed fifth Gehrke Greek democracy Heraclea Pontica Herodotus hoplite inscription institutions isonomie Jeffery K. A. Raaflaub kyrios literary magistrates Mantinea mean Megara mocracy modern monarchy Newman notes O'Neil oligarchy Ostwald Oxford participation passage Pericles perioikoi Persian polis politeia political Polybius popular council popular government property qualifications Pseudo-Xenophon refers revolution role rule Samos scholars sixth century Solonian sources Spartan Stasis suggests testimony Theognis Theseus Thucydides Tiryns tyranny tyrant written laws