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The Athenian Revolution:
Essays on Ancient Greek Democracy and Political Theory
Josiah Ober

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction: Athenian Democracy and the History of Ideologies3
Ch. 2Models and Paradigms in Ancient History13
Ch. 3Public Speech and the Power of the People in Democratic Athens18
Ch. 4The Athenian Revolution of 508/7 B.C.: Violence, Authority, and the Origins of Democracy32
Ch. 5The Rules of War in Classical Greece53
Ch. 6Thucydides, Pericles, and the Strategy of Defense72
Ch. 7Power and Oratory in Democratic Athens: Demosthenes 21, Against Meidias86
Ch. 8The Nature of Athenian Democracy107
Ch. 9The Athenians and Their Democracy123
Ch. 10How to Criticize Democracy in Late Fifth- and Fourth-Century Athens140
Ch. 11The Polis as a Society: Aristotle, John Rawls, and the Athenian Social Contract161
Bibliography189
Index205

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