Ancient Democracy and Communist Revolution
About the book
Starting from the 19th Century debates on the liberty of the ancients, Marx develops a new political model for the future. Lenin as well, when imaging the soviets as the core of the new communist state, has in mind some aspects of ancient democracy. Carlo Marcaccini draws on his extensive knowledge of both classical and contemporary sources to look at how both Marx and Lenin’s theories were inspired by classical democracy, turning Athens into a new revolutionary paradigm.
Crossdisciplinary appeal to ancient historians, classicists, sovietologists and historians of political thought.
Cover price: 18,00 euros
Rights Held: WORLD
Publication date: November 2015
About the author
Carlo Marcaccini holds two PhD degrees – from the University of Udine and the University of Bologna. He is the author of Archilochos and the colonisation of Thasos and from 2001 to 2007 was the editor-in-chief of the academic review Portolano Adriatico. He is an active member of The Legacy of Greek Political Thought.
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