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  • Cleisthenes In The Athenian Revolution

    our world today. Cleisthenes came to power during the Athenian Revolution when in the first time in history the common people overthrew a government to form a new one and this event is seen as the birth of democracy. He helped the Athenians develop and form a system of government in which all had a say, not only the aristocratic few. The efforts of Cleisthenes enabled Themistocles, a non Aristocrat, to have a powerful say in the Athenian government. Themistocles was a cunning and…

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  • The Leadership And Differences Of Athens And Sparta

    Athens and Sparta, the two largest Greek cities that were constantly debating of their two different styles of government and leadership. The leader who developed Athens advanced democracy and more modern government was named Solon. His good leadership stemmed from the appreciation the Athenian people had for him for turning Athens into a more city with more equality and justice, “In 594 Solon was called upon to resolve problems of deep seated social unrest involving the aristocratic monopoly of…

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  • Benefits Of Freedom Of Speech

    gives the right of an open expression of ideas and opinions without being pursued by the government after that. It takes its origins form the Athens’ democratic ideology of the late 6th or early 5th century BC. The Athenian democracy was the first known democracy of the world. The democracy gives rights to take part in the countries` legal life and to express ones ideas openly. The idea of free speech is not only the sharp topic in the modern world, and the thing that people seek, but the…

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  • Essay Comparing The Athenian And Spartan Societies In Ancient Greece

    This essay will outline and discuss the major similarities and differences in the governmental format and participation between the Athenian and Spartan societies in ancient Greece. While these two city states both used a similarly designed system of government, their implementation of these systems, and the relative effectiveness of their various parts were vastly different. Athens and Sparta shared a common design in who could participate in public life and make decisions affecting the…

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  • Antigone And Thucydide: An Effective Form Of Democracy

    dictatorship and Athens having a pure, direct democracy. Nevertheless, both of these forms of government ultimately failed, as Sophocles demonstrates in his play, Antigone, and Thucydides demonstrates in his book, History of the Peloponnesian War. Together, these two works teach modern society that neither a pure democracy nor a pure dictatorship can be a successful political system due to inherent fatal flaws in each system. In the Athenian democracy, where every male citizen over 18 years of…

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  • Greek Oligarchy Government

    In a monarchy government, the power to make decisions is in the hands of one person, usually called a king or a queen. The word monarchy comes from the Greek root words monos (which means “one”) and arkhein (which means “rule”). From about 2000 B.C.E. to 800 B.C.E., most Greek city-states were ruled by monarchs—usually kings (the Greeks did not allow women to have power). At first, the Greek kings were chosen by the people of the city-state. When a king died, another leader was selected to take…

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  • The Ideal Society Depicted In Plato's The Republic

    Plato constructs a society in which the wise men, known as the philosophers, hold the highest position in the government. If he gave up this assumption that certain people are intrinsically unfit to occupy certain political social positions, he wouldn’t make this claim. He would instead create a society where everyone’s voice is heard no matter which social status they come from. A society that hears the voices of all the people and doesn’t underestimate their ideas. Also, he would allow the…

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  • Sparta Is Better Than Athens Essay

    because of their trading and money production. Lastly, the Athenian education clearly surpassed the Spartan education. There was no comparison of both medications because the Athens education is superior. Athens have an upper hand in education which will provide better futures for the…

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  • Ancient Greece's Economic System

    general, thanks to how the government system was created and maintained, the plethora of ideologies and philosophies, and the economic system. Greece was the birth of arguably one of the most important government systems ever created now known as a Democracy which is still used today. Philosophies and ideologies impacted the regions nearby and have also affected modern day drastically in many ways. The economic system was mostly dependent on the import of goods which was beneficial to everyone…

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  • Similarities Of Government In Ancient Greece And Mesopotamia

    Greece and Mesopotamia are two very different civilizations. One difference was the government. Greece was the first democracy in history while Mesopotamia had a theocracy. Another difference was the fact that citizens had a say in government in Greece. Now while that ties into Democracy at the time no one else had thought of anything like it. However, even though they were different these two ancient powerhouses did have some similarity. One similarity was th belief in more then one god. At one…

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