Ancient Greece was comprised of small city-states that had many different forms of political government. The country was not unified it was organized in a polis – Greek name for city-states and most cities were very small fewer than 10,000 residents. Two of the most powerful political governments were Athenian and Sparta
. Athenian was interested in ruling by the people while Sparta was built on military. Each political government
was formed and ruled by different Greek political structures.
Monarchy was ruled by a king. Aristocracy ruled by a small group of nobles, landowning families usually wealthy families. Oligarchy
was ruled by a few powerful people that became dissatisfied with the aristocratic rule. Tyrants usually nobles