2500 years in the past, democracy was once born in classical Athens. This choice of essays through twenty-two top students from the united kingdom, Europe, and the US, is a dual celebration--it marks this celebration and likewise the sixty-fifth birthday of David Lewis, Professor of old historical past on the collage of Oxford. The essays speak about the non secular, monetary, and political elements of Athenian democracy, and all provide new interpretations of the topic, paying specific realization to epigraphy, Lewis's speciality.
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