Before Athens: Early Popular Government in Phoenician and Greek City States

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Title Before Athens: Early Popular Government in Phoenician and Greek City States
Author Stockwell, Stephen Edward
Journal Name Geopolitics, History, and International Relations
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Addleton Academic Publishers
Abstract There is no question that Athens developed, named and refined democracy in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC but a number of scholars have pointed to evidence that suggests the ideas and institutions that constitute democracy had previously been tested in other Greek city states and even further afield, in the Middle East. This paper explores the political environment in the eastern Mediterranean in the 6th century and earlier to establish whether any Phoenician cities had their own form of democratic government and whether Phoenician trade into the Greek sphere might have contributed to democratic experiments in other polities before Athens.
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Volume 2
Issue Number 2
Page from 123
Page to 135
ISSN 1948-9145
Date Accessioned 2011-02-08
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research; Centre for Creative Arts Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Comparative Government and Politics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1e

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