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  • Ancient Greece: Athenian Democracy

    citizens according to a constitution, a set of laws. Around the fifth century BC Athens developed democracy, a system of government ruled by the population. Ancient Athens wasn't truly democratic because participation was not open to all residents (Doc.B and C) and because its way of ruling was inefficient (Doc D). One of the reason that Athens wasn’t truly democratic was because not all Athenian residents had the power to…

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  • Athenian Democracy: The Role Of Democracy In Ancient Greece

    in the hands of every single male citizen, as seen in a Democracy. Last week we became somewhat familiar with Ancient Athenian government and the roles it played in introducing the concept of Democracy to the world. However, the concept of Athenian Democracy didn’t form until after it was governed by the hands of an Aristocracy. Athens and a multitude of other city-states in Ancient Greece were run by small…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Athenian Democracy

    first government to use democracy. We are going to examine what doesn't make Athens a democracy, and examine all of the facts that support this opinion. We will discuss the population, the Athenian constitution, and the opinions of experts. The opinions of experts are some of the most trustworthy sources available. One source is from Professor Hansen, a professor of philology and classics at the University of Copenhagen, and is considered a leading expert in Athenian democracy. He writes that…

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  • Thucydides: The Father Of Athenian Democracy

    Solon was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is remebered particulary for his efforts to legislate against political, economic, and moral decline in arachaic Athens. Cleisthenes was an ancient Athenian lawgiver credited with reforming the constitution of ancient Athens and setting in on a deocratic footing. For these accomplisments, historians refer to him as "the father of Athenian democracy." Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire. He…

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  • Key Features Of Athenian Democracy Essay

    Part A According to source X what were the key features of Athenian democracy? The Athenian society was built upon a community where everyone was very open minded and free spirited. This resulted in Athens being more artistic and was more into science,philosophy and were more historic than other cities during this time. Athens is till this day known for its monuments and statues. Athens was ruled by not only one person but what one can say ruled by a so called shared power. Since Athens was…

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  • Democracy In Athenian, Sparta, And The Roman Republic

    many cultures with different ideas on how to organize their people. The Athenians, Sparta, and later the Roman Republic are examples of early forms of democracy. There where many systems of government in history some being oligarchy, monarchy aristocracy, and many others with slight variations. Why and how did democracy grow to such popularity, and how has democracy changed since its creation. The exact date of when democracy was first used in society is unknown but historians estimate it is…

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  • Difference Between Athenian And Ancient Greek Democracy

    Oxford dictionary defines Democracy as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. When confronted with the definition of democracy, you can now consider what the Ancient Roman’s along what the Athenians meant by having a democracy. The main points that are important to this idea of Democracy are the change in officials which prompted the change in course of the Athenian government, as well as the Ancient Roman…

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  • The Death Of Socrates: Plato's Role In Athenian Democracy

    the introduction of true democracy to it’s citizens by Cleisthenes. However, Cliesthenes, the ruler during this time, was not the sole participant in the beginning of democracy in Athens. His predecessors, Solon and Pisistratus, laid very important groundwork such as outlawing debt slavery and attempted to equate the power between the rich and the poor, respectively. Solon especially was praised by “fourth-century Greeks who regarded [him] as the father of Athenian democracy” (Ehrenberg, 67).…

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  • Essay On Athenian Democracy

    During the rise of Athens, Athenians established democracy, and their city-state was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Although Athens was started by the Mycenaean’s, the foundation was built by four tyrants; Draco, Solon, Peisistratus, and Cleisthenes. The first tyrant Draco ruled with an iron fist and started the “Draco’s code”, and all citizens knew the laws. Draco ended aristocracy so that the rich could not decide what the poor has to do, and could not make laws. The second tyrant…

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  • Participation In Athenian Democracy

    Democracy first begin to develop in Athens in 5th century because Athenians were not satisfied with systems that created in Athens. They requested to create better governments. It was direct democracy but there are few differences. About 15 percent of Athenian citizens could participate in ancient Athenian democracy. Only men could participate in Athenian Democracy, but women, slaves, and poor people was excluded. Citizens of men had equal rights and speak whatever they want because they have…

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