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The Resource Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens, David M. Pritchard

Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens, David M. Pritchard

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Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens
Title
Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
David M. Pritchard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
[This book] calculates the real costs of religion, politics, and war to settle the long-standing debate about what the ancient Athenians valued most highly. Dr. David M. Pritchard explains that, in Athenian democracy, voters had full control over public spending. When they voted for a bill, they always knew its cost and how much they normally spent on such bills. Therefore, the sums they chose to spend on festivals, politics, and the armed forces reflected the order of the priorities that they had set for their state. By calculating these sums, Pritchard convincingly demonstrates that it was not religion or politics but war that was the overriding priority of the Athenian people. -- from book jacket
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TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pritchard, David
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ217
LC item number
.P75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ashley and Peter Larkin series in Greek and Roman culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance, Public
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Democracy
  • War and society
  • War
Label
Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens, David M. Pritchard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-161) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public-spending debates -- The cost of festivals -- The cost of democracy -- The cost of war -- Conclusion : public-spending priorities
Control code
ocn893895925
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780292772038
Lccn
2014046224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893895925
Label
Public spending and democracy in Classical Athens, David M. Pritchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-161) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public-spending debates -- The cost of festivals -- The cost of democracy -- The cost of war -- Conclusion : public-spending priorities
Control code
ocn893895925
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780292772038
Lccn
2014046224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893895925

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