The Athenians and Their Empire

The Athenians and Their Empire

Book - 1987
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Malcolm McGregor draws on a life-time of scholarship to write acomprehensive account of the most celebrated period in classical Greekhistory -- 'The Golden Age' -- in which military and politicaladvances of the Athenians coincided with their greatest achievements inart, literature, philosophy, and social theory. McGregor explains howdemocracy was nurtured in Athens and how effective government wasachieved by a balance of open public debate and the role of individualdecisive statesmen such as Pericles. This genuinely democraticgovernment brought peace and prosperity to the Athenians and theirallies and, as McGregor asserts, contributed to the extraordinarycultural ascendancy of fifth-century Greece.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1987.
ISBN: 9780774802796
0774802790
Branch Call Number: 938 .04 McGr
Characteristics: xxii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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