Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens

  • Authors
  • Larry Patriquin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 6-20
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  5. Larry Patriquin
    Pages 37-58
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  7. Larry Patriquin
    Pages 67-75
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 84-100

About this book


This book argues that ancient democracy did not stop at the door of economic democracy, and that ancient Athens has much to tell us about the relationship between political equality and economic equality. Athenian democracy rested on a foundation of general economic equality, which enabled citizens to challenge their exclusion from politics.


democracy equality Polis politics

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