Building Democracy in Late Archaic Athens (Hardback)Jessica Paga (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 20 mm
[An] eminently readable account, which transcends the confines of the immediate subject matter to address vital questions about the workings of the Athenian proto-democracy itself ... Both as a much-needed study of a little known but vital period in the emergence of democracy and as a paradigm of how a sensitive, intelligent use of archaeology can help shed light on history, this outstanding volume cannot be recommended too enthusiastically. * David Stuttard, Classics for All *
A subtitle for this book should be 'if these walls could talk', because talk they do, and in a wonderful manner ... The book offers an insightful analysis of a pivotal period in Athenian history ... Every ancient historian who aspires to incorporate archaeology and literary sources in an exemplary fashion would do well to read this monograph. * Roy van Wijk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
This book is highly recommended for all scholars of Athens and Attica, but it speaks to a wider audience as well. Indeed, every ancient historian who aspires to incorporate archaeology and literary sources in an exemplary fashion would do well to read this monograph. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
This excellent, well-written book by Paga (College of William & Mary) is an in-depth study of a pivotal period in Greek history and archaeology: the Late Archaic period (c. 510480 BC).... The books strength lies in the way the monuments and their topographical settings are discussed within a political, religious, and social context. The author makes good use not only of the archaeological evidence but also of the literary and epigraphical sources. * CHOICE *
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