Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the Reacting to the Past series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.Carnes, Mark C. is the author of 'Threshold of Democracy Athens in 403 B.C.' with ISBN 9780321333032 and ISBN 0321333039.