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SSP100.001: Democracy Inaction
M 2.30-3.25
W 1.00-2.20 F 1.25-2.20 (Lib 213)

Prof. Michael Arnush Starbuck 201D x8113
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: M 11-12 F 10.30-11.30
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Classics Department
Skidmore College
  Texts to purchase:
     
 
Aristotle. The Athenian Constitution. Translated by P.J. Rhodes. England: Penguin Books, 1984.
     
 

Bryan, Frank. Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How it Works. Univ. of Chicago, 2004.

Read this interview with the author.

     
 
Lang, Mabel, rev. by John Camp. The Athenian Citizen. Athens: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2004.
     
 
Robinson, Eric. Ancient Greek Democracy: Readings and Sources. Blackwell, 2003.
     
  Excerpted texts we will read with handouts or on-line:
     
 

Aristophanes' Wasps, in

Aristophanes. Clouds, Wasps, Birds. Translated with notes by Peter Meineck. Hackett, 1998.

     
  Fullerton, M.D. Greek Art. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
     
 
Stewart, Jon, et al. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. New York: Warner, 2004.