Is Democracy Western? The Case of Sortition

A lot to debate? The cube of Yahalu, 9th century BC. Yale Babylonian Collection.
Lots to fear? The Black Obelisk of Shalmeneser III, 9th century BC. British Museum.
Up for the lot: Zhu Yuanzhang, the Hongwu Emperor (1328–1398). Unknown artist, National Palace Museum, Taipei
The Landsgemeinde (popular assembly) in the Swiss canton of Glarus. Wikimedia Commons.
Opposed to the lot: Leonardo Bruni (c.1370–1444). National Museums Liverpool.
A lot to celebrate: the Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, c. 420 BC. Its priestesses were randomly selected from all Athenian women.

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Senior Lecturer in Classics, Victoria University of Wellington. Ancient democracy, classical liberalism, Old Comedy.

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Senior Lecturer in Classics, Victoria University of Wellington. Ancient democracy, classical liberalism, Old Comedy.

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