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Ancient Greece Declassified

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Oct 1, 2019

What methods and institutions do oligarchic regimes use to maintain their power? How do they fend off the threat of democratic revolution? What happened to the many oligarchies of the ancient Mediterranean?

All of these questions and more are explored in this second part of our conversation with historian Matt Simonton, author of Classical Greek Oligarchy.

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Scholarly works mentioned during the conversation:

Democracy: A Life, by Paul Cartledge

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