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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 193–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... — according to Xenophon's Memorabilia — was strongly opposed to it as irrational. According to Socrates and Plato, the citizen of a democracy exists in a moral anarchy, and every choice he makes is random, as if drawn by lot, hence the appropriateness of random choice as a principle of Athenian democracy...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 May 2023
... be found in Ostrom, Governing the Commons . 15. Xenophon, Memorabilia 7 (1.29). Xenophon's Socrates compares the selection of Athenian magistrates by lot to the selection of a ship's pilot (presumably from the citizenry at large) by the same method. 16. See Headlam, Election by Lot...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 324–341.
Published: 01 September 2023
... democracy, they agreed, was mob rule. In all large assemblies, James Madison maintained, “of whatever characters composed, passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason,” and he insisted that, even had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, “every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” 1...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 170–187.
Published: 01 January 2007
... lenica (Xenophon, Spartans ofoppositionthe the to thanks spared only was city...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Christ , 862 . 58. See Xenophon, Anabasis, Books IV–VIII , 87 ; Horace, Epistles Book II and Epistle to the Pisones (“Ars Poetica”) , 232 ; Lucretius, De Rerum Natura , 4:11-25 ; Pliny, Natural History , 6:217 . 59. Charbonneau-Lassay, Le bestiaire du Christ , 862 . 60...