Democracy and Classical Greece, 2nd Edition...

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Author  John Kenyon Davies
Publisher  Harvard University Press
Publication Date   January 1, 1993
ISBN  0674196074
Pages  328

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The art of classical Greece, and its political and philosophical ideas, have had a profound influence on Western civilization. It was in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. that this Greek culture―material, political and intellectual―reached its zenith. At the same time, the Greek states were at their most powerful and quarrelsome. J. K. Davies traces the flowering of this extraordinary society, drawing on a wealth of documentary material: houses and graves, extant sculpture and vases, as well as the writings of historians, orators, biographers, dramatists, and philosophers.

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