Moses I. Finley Quote

The Athenians made mistakes. Which governmental system has not? The familiar game of condemning Athens for not having lived to some ideal of perfection is a stultifying approach.


Chapter 1, Leaders and Followers, p. 33 - Democracy Ancient And Modern (Second Edition) (1985)

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The Athenians made mistakes. Which governmental system has not? The familiar game of condemning Athens for not having lived to some ideal of...

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The Athenians made mistakes. Which governmental system has not? The familiar game of condemning Athens for not having lived to some ideal of...

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The Athenians made mistakes. Which governmental system has not? The familiar game of condemning Athens for not having lived to some ideal of...

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The Athenians made mistakes. Which governmental system has not? The familiar game of condemning Athens for not having lived to some ideal of...