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Josiah Ober is an American historian and classical political theorist. He is currently the Constantine Mitsotakis Chair of Classics and Political Science at Stanford University. His teaching and research links ancient Greek history and philosophy with modern political theory and practice.

Ober was educated at the University of Minnesota (B.A., Major in History, 1975) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., Department of History, 1980).

He was a Professor of Ancient History at Montana State University (1980-1990), and then at Princeton University (1990-2006).

He has received fellowships from numerous institutions, including the American Council of Learned Societies (1989-90) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1997). He delivered the 2002-2003 Sigmund H. Danziger Jr Memorial Lecture at the University of Chicago //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sigmund_H._Danziger,_Jr._Memorial_Lecture_in_the_Humanities.

Ober was a student of the distinguished American ancient historian Chester Starr, and has been the teacher of many scholars, such as the classicist John Ma and the political theorist Ryan Balot.

His early work has been criticized by scholars such as M.H. Hansen for over-emphasizing the ideological aspect of Athenian democracy against its institutional dimension , and his more recent writing has been accused by P.J. Rhodes of abandoning scholarly impartiality in favour of democratic advocacy .

On the whole, however, Ober's work has been well received. For example, Paul Cartledge has called Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens 'a seminal work' , and Jennifer Roberts has called Political Dissent in Democratic Athens 'a major contribution to a dialogue of enormous import'.

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Total Books: 22
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
2016 - The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece [The Princeton History of the Ancient World] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691173146
ISBN-10: 0691173141
Genres: Business & Money, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Threshold Of Democracy Athens in 403 BC
2015 - The Threshold of Democracy Athens in 403 Bc [Fourth Edition - Reacting to the Past] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393938876
ISBN-10: 0393938875
Genre: History
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Democracy and Knowledge Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
2010 - Democracy and Knowledge Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691146249
ISBN-10: 0691146241
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece
2008 - Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520258099
ISBN-10: 0520258096
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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A Company of Citizens What the World's First Democracy Teaches Leaders About Creating Great Organizations
Was wre gewesen wenn Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte
2002 - Was Wre Gewesen Wenn Wendepunkte Der Weltgeschichte (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783426776094
ISBN-10: 342677609X
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Political Dissent in Democratic Athens Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule
2001 - Political Dissent in Democratic Athens Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691089812
ISBN-10: 0691089817
Genre: History
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The Athenian Revolution
1998 - The Athenian Revolution (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691001906
ISBN-10: 0691001901
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Anatomy of Error Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists
1992 - The Anatomy of Error Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312076283
ISBN-10: 0312076282
Genre: History
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Mass and Elite Democratic Athens
1991 - Mass and Elite Democratic Athens (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691028644
ISBN-10: 0691028648
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens Rhetoric Ideology and Power of the People