Mark Munn is Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and the author of The Defense of Attica: The Dema Wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 b.c. (California, 1993).
"So thorough, exhaustive and wide-ranging an investigation.... The attentive reader can still confront most of the enigmas and inconsistencies that bedevil this key period, and form his or her own theories from the ample materials provided." - Times Literary Supplement "It is a dull reader indeed who will not be provoked by Munn's arguments." - David J. Schenker, The Classical Review "A work of considerable research...closely argued and detailed." - Terry Edwards, Joint Association of Classical Teachers Review "This is perhaps the fullest and most detailed cultural and intellectual history of the Athenian democracy that I have seen, dense with profound, comprehensive, and original insights. It is not an uncritical hymn of praise but an informative, intelligent, and well-balanced critical account... readable and accessible to both professional scholars and interested laypersons." - Martin Ostwald, author ofFrom Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law