'I Besieged that Man': Democracy’s Revolutionary Start

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Josiah Ober

Stanford University - Department of Classics

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The origins of democracy at Athens should be sought in a revolutionary moment in 508/7 B.C. and the subsequent institutional reforms associated with Cleistehenes. An revised version of the argument first offered by the author in "The Athenian Revolution of 508/7 B.C.E: Violence, Authority, and the Origins of Democracy," in C. Dougherty and L. Kurke (ed.), Cultural Poetics in Archaic Greece: Cult, Performance, Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press 1993), 215-232.

Suggested Citation

Ober, Josiah, 'I Besieged that Man': Democracy’s Revolutionary Start (2005). Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics Paper No. 110513. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1426858 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1426858

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