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By Robin Osborne

Demos is a research of a classical city-state. it's the first try to offer an built-in account which supplies due recognition to the nation-state in addition to the city parts of a polis. targeting classical Athens, for which the literary and archaeological proof is richest, Dr Osborne establishes the character of payment within the geographical region and explores how this pertains to the farming of the land, the exploitation of mineral assets, and the character of political participation in either neighborhood and critical politics. extra reviews show the way the nation-state used to be based via non secular associations and cults and through the character of the relations.

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