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Democratic Athens as an Experimental System: History and the Project of Political Theory

"Athens as a case study can be useful as an “exemplary narrative” for political science and normative political, on the analogy of the biologicial use of as certain animals (e.g. mice or zebrafish) as “model systems” subject to intensive study by many researchers."

Author(s):  Ober, Josiah
Format:  Article
Publisher:  Department of Classics, Princeton University
Publication City:  Princeton
Date:  2005
Source:  Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics