Thursday, July 29, 2004

Rural Greece Under the Democracy

Victor Davis Hanson reviews Nicholas F. Jones's Rural Greece Under the Democracy:

"Throughout his argument Jones touches on some of the key social and economic controversies of the last twenty years of Hellenic rural studies. He rightly reaffirms the view that rural Greeks often resided on their farms, or at least in clusters of small homesteads, rather than commuting from nucleated centers to distant plots. This is an important distinction if one believes in a uniquely rural culture as the basis of the city-state. "