Comparing Democracy In Ancient Greece And Han China

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To begin, Ancient Greece and Han China had very distinct differences amongst their political views. For example, document 4 is a speech by Pericles to the Athenians. He spoke in favor of the democracy in Athens to show that they were better than other city-states. The city was governed by the people instead of the government, and Pericles described how laudable the structure was. Even though Pericles was from Athens, which may have caused bias, the speech shows that the first democracy was successful and the Athenians were content. Additionally, document 5 describes the building blocks of Athenian democracy, which the author states is “the first true democracy in history”. Author C.M. Browa believes the Athenians governed themselves. Most importantly,

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