The Birth of Democracy

edited by Josiah Ober and Charles W. Hedrick

179 pp, many col and b/w figs
8" x 8"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-950-6
Publication Date: Nov 1993
Status: Active

Retail Price $25


This is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Archives in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the beginnings of democracy in Athens, interpreted as the implementation of Cleisthenes' governmental reforms. This informative catalogue includes color illustrations of the objects displayed: sculptures, architectural models, and small objects from Athens and from museums in America and Europe. The objects are set in context with nine short essays.