democracy

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Oligarchy, Part 2: Nemesis w/ Matt Simonto

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

Oligarchy, Part 2: Nemesis w/ Matt Simonto

How Democracies Fall Apart w/ Melissa Lane

Hundreds of city-states in the ancient world experimented with democracy. Most of them experienced some kind of civil strife at some point. What caused these breakdowns of social order, and are we headed towards a similar fate?

How Democracies Fall Apart w/ Melissa Lane

The Comedy of Democracy w/ Edith Hall

World-renowned classicist Edith Hall joins us to discuss the relation between entertainment and politics in ancient Athens, particularly on the comic stage.

The Comedy of Democracy w/ Edith Hall

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