The Greeks - For Better Or Worse

Paul Cartledge compares and contrasts the democracy of ancient Greece with its modern counterpart.

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01Vote 'em Out Or Chuck 'em Out20061227

Was the ancient system of ostracism better than today's representative democracy? How would contemporary politicians feel if the electorate could banish them for a decade?

02 LASTBecoming A Citizen20070103

How difficult was it to become and remain a citizen in ancient Athens? Does modern society reflect a correct balance between what is expected of a citizen and what a citizen is entitled to expect?