The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles, and Ideology

  title={The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles, and Ideology},
  author={Mogens Herman Hansen},
  • M. Hansen
  • Published 1974
  • History, Political Science
Direct democracy in historical perspective evidence the Athenian Constitution down to 403 BC Athens as city state and as democracy the peoples of Athens the assembly of the people the laws and the Nomothetai the people's court the Magistrates the Council of Five Hundred the political leaders the Council of the Areopagos the character of Athenian Democracy. 
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