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Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle Against Tyranny

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"Death to Tyrants!" is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation--laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the ancient Greeks promulgated these laws to harness the dynamics of mass uprisings and preserve popular democratic rule in the face of anti-democratic threats. He presents d ...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published November 21st 2013 by Princeton University Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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