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"This book is first-rate: intelligent, judicious, original, a seamless performance, and on a fundamental topic. . . . [A] great achievement."--Robert W. Wallace, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
"[An] impressive new book . . . rich in detail and suggestive in interpretation. . . . There is passion in [Ober's] account of democracy and sympathy in his portrayal of individual critics."--Mary Margaret McCabe, Times Literary Supplement
"Ober commendably explores texts vital for understanding ancient democracy in a presentation well designed to encourage dialogue."--Thomas J. Figueira, American Historical Review
"It would be difficult to overstate the scope and magnitude of Ober's erudition as displayed in this book. It is epic in its sweep."--V. Bradley Lewis, Review of Politics
Josiah Ober is the David Magie Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics at Princeton University. His books include "The Athenian Revolution, Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens", and "Demokratia "(edited with Charles Hedrick). All three books are available from Princeton.