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Талассократия, империя и демократия в Афинах

In this article we ask the question whether Athenian Sea Power (thalassocracy) and Empire (arche) brought about the development of democracy. We can assume that thalassocracy strengthened to some extent the common people (nautkos ochlos), but its transformation into arche lead to the hegemony of all Athenian citizens over the allied cities.