Athenian Democratic Origins and Other Essays

Author(s): 
de Ste. Croix, Geoffrey
Author(s): 
Parker, Robert
ISBN: 
0199285160
Date published: 
July 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£29.99

This is a defence of the Athenian democracy by a great radical historian. Geoffrey de Ste. Croix shows how even its oddest features made sense, and illustrates the different factors influencing Athenian politics - for instance, trade and commercial interests mattered very little. Though written in the 1960s, these hitherto unpublished essays remain fresh and innovative.