Democracy and Classical Greece

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Author  J.K. Davies
Publisher  Harvard University Press
Publication Date   October 22, 1993
ISBN  0674196074
Pages  308

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Dust jacket notes: "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, sculpture and vases, and the writings of historians, orators, biographers, dramatists, and philosophers."

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