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Cleisthenes the Athenian: An Essay on the Representation of Space and Time in Greek Political Thought from the End of the Sixth Century to the Death of Plato

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Two thousand five hundred years ago, in 507–506 B.C.E., the institutions of Athen were rocked by the reforms of Cleisthenes. Although the word did not yet exist, here was the foundation of democracy. First published in French in 1964, Cleisthenes the Athenian has become the classic study of the philosophical, political, and aesthetic background and significance of these ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Humanities Press Intl (first published 1996)
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Historical study, by two specialists of French Historical Psychology school. A detailed analysis of the innovations made by Cleisthenes the Athenian in the archaic and classic Athens. The so important Cleisthenes's reformes are examined throught a new perspective, a new light shedded on them. In the social and political life of Cleisthenes's Athens the parameters of science, philosophy and Art play for first time so much important roles, as for producing civilization, and of course, democracy.
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