Democracy and the Athenians
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Democracy and the Athenians aspects of ancient politics. by Frank J. Frost

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English



  • Athens (Greece)


  • Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government

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StatementEdited by Frank J. Frost.
SeriesMajor issues in history
LC ClassificationsJC79.A8 F75
The Physical Object
Pagination149 p.
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5694397M
ISBN 10047128341X
LC Control Number70081338

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