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Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy

Professor Paul Cartledge

Myths abound about ancient Greek democracy – actually, there was no such thing. That is, there was no such one thing. Even Athens, which invented both the thing and the name, had at least three versions over a span of about 150 years. But although the ancient Greeks have given the world ‘democracy’, ancient Greek democracy was in several crucial and fundamental respects very different indeed from, if not opposite to, what passes for ‘democracy’ today. 


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Professor Cartledge is a British ancient historian and academic. He holds a visiting Global Distinguished Professorship at New York University and sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.

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27 September 2016

Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy
Professor Paul Cartledge

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