Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 472 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #CNJL2278
From the summary on the dust jacket: "In these interconnected essays the late Geoffrey de Ste. Croix defends the institutions of the Athenian democracy, showing that they were much more practical, rational, and impartial than has usually been acknowledged....[he] also argues that commercial factors had much less influence on Greek politics than modern scholars tend to assume. As always, he works out these general positions with the utmost lucidity and pungency...."
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full black textured paper over boards, gilt lettering and rules on the spine; octavo size (8.75" by 5.75"), pagination: [i-v] vi-viii,  2-464. In the publisher's dust jacket (not clipped, but without a printed price), both panels and spine with illustrations reminiscent of Greek lettering, publisher's ads on the front flap, back flap blank.
___CONDITION: Volume fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new. The unclipped dust jacket near fine, clean with truly minimal edgewear.
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