Soviet Athens

Ancient Democracy and Communist Revolution

Carlo Marcaccini

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.

Buyer's guide

Cover price: 18,00 euros
Pages: 260
ISBN: 978-88-96209-05-9
Rights Held: WORLD
Publication date: November 2015
Category: non-fiction
Audience: academic

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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