ancient Greece

Every cook can govern: a study in democracy in ancient Greece; its meaning for today

Painting of ancient Greek democracy in action

CLR James gives an overview of ancient Greek democracy, how it functioned, how it came about, and how it offers features which could be emulated in a future, radically democratic socialist society.

The class struggle in the ancient Greek world - G. E. M. de Ste. Croix

Miners in ancient Greece

This text is a challenging work on ancient history and should be of interest to historians of the Greco-Roman world. It combines sociological acumen with solid historical craftsmanship, to provide an insightful account of the major institutions, social groups and historical developments of some 1400 years of Graeco-Roman civilization.