Athenian Democracy - An Experiment for the Ages

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Athenian Democracy
An Experiment for the Ages

2018

Explore the Athenians' view of their great political experiment: democracy. In 24 history-rich episodes, Professor Robert Garland takes you into the world of leaders like Solon, Cleisthenes, and Pericles, as well as the...

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Robert Garland

In This Series

Why Athenian Democracy Matters
Episode 1
Why Athenian Democracy Matters
The Origins of Greek Democracy
Episode 2
The Origins of Greek Democracy
Solon: The Father of Democracy?
Episode 3
Solon: The Father of Democracy?
Cleisthenes the Innovator
Episode 4
Cleisthenes the Innovator
The Nearly Bloodless Coup
Episode 5
The Nearly Bloodless Coup
Democracy at War
Episode 6
Democracy at War
The Popular Assembly
Episode 7
The Popular Assembly
The Council and the Magistrates
Episode 8
The Council and the Magistrates
The Citizens of Athens
Episode 9
The Citizens of Athens
The Empire You Hold Is a Tyranny
Episode 10
The Empire You Hold Is a Tyranny
The Age of Pericles
Episode 11
The Age of Pericles
Public Speaking in Athens
Episode 12
Public Speaking in Athens
Pericles's Funeral Speech
Episode 13
Pericles's Funeral Speech
Democracy under Duress
Episode 14
Democracy under Duress
The Culture of Athenian Democracy
Episode 15
The Culture of Athenian Democracy
Political Leadership in Athens
Episode 16
Political Leadership in Athens
The Brutality of Athenian Democracy
Episode 17
The Brutality of Athenian Democracy
Athenian Defeat in Sicily
Episode 18
Athenian Defeat in Sicily
Suspension, Restoration, and Termination
Episode 19
Suspension, Restoration, and Termination
The Democratic Theater
Episode 20
The Democratic Theater
Law and Order under Democracy
Episode 21
Law and Order under Democracy
Ancient Critics of Athenian Democracy
Episode 22
Ancient Critics of Athenian Democracy
Post-Athenian Democracies
Episode 23
Post-Athenian Democracies
Democracy Today, Democracy Tomorrow
Episode 24
Democracy Today, Democracy Tomorrow