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    • Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Robert Garland PhD University College London
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roughly 2,500 years ago, the Athenian people established a radical democracy in which power derived from the votes of everyday citizens. At a time when local governments ranged from oligarchy to tyranny, the elite classes of Athens gradually ceded power to the inexperienced masses, whose votes served as referendums for everything from taxation to war to welfare. The sequence of events that led to this development is astonishing, and the society that flourished under Athenian democracy is one of the greatest - even if greatly flawed - achievements in world history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A vote for Prof. Garland

    • By Mark on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $34.95