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From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

Law, Society, and Politics in Fifth-Century Athens

Martin Ostwald (Author)

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Paperback, 500 pages
ISBN: 9780520067981
December 1989
$52.95, £39.95
Analyzing the "democratic" features and institutions of the Athenian democracy in the fifth century B.C., Martin Ostwald traces their development from Solon's judicial reforms to the flowering of popular sovereignty, when the people assumed the right both to enact all legislation and to hold magistrates accountable for implementing what had been enacted.
Martin Ostwald is W. R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Classics at Swarthmore College, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Autonomia: Its Genesis and Early History (1982).

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