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Athens [videorecording] : democracy for a few /

by Cooper, Jeremy; Dickenson, Donna; The Open University; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm).
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual MaterialSeries: Democracy: from classical times to the present .Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd,. col. ; 1/2 in.ISBN: 0736503277.Subject(s): Democracy -- Greece -- Athens -- History | Athens (Greece) -- Social conditionsSummary: An exploration of Athens as the birthplace of democracy, and of the ways in which Athenian democracy differed from what we would now recognize in a democratic state. The program looks at the 19th century origins of the idea that classical Greece saw the beginning of all Western civilization. It includes a speech by Demosthenes that illustrates the insecure status of women in Greek society.
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Writer Donna Dickenson; producer / director Jeremy Cooper.

Narrator Donna Dickenson

An exploration of Athens as the birthplace of democracy, and of the ways in which Athenian democracy differed from what we would now recognize in a democratic state. The program looks at the 19th century origins of the idea that classical Greece saw the beginning of all Western civilization. It includes a speech by Demosthenes that illustrates the insecure status of women in Greek society.

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