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What Made Classical Greece Special? Interview with Professor Josiah Ober

What Made Classical Greece Special? Interview with Professor Josiah Ober

Update: 2024-05-022
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We're often told that Classical Greece lies at the root of our modern world in some way, but what made it a special place? Professor Josiah Ober, author of The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, joins me to discuss his approach to that question. We discuss the unique political ecology of the Greek city-states, demographic growth, and the role of institutions in making Greece a place quite unlike the rest of the ancient world.


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What Made Classical Greece Special? Interview with Professor Josiah Ober

What Made Classical Greece Special? Interview with Professor Josiah Ober