Athenian Democracy Paper

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Rubeck 1 Christopher Rubeck February 25, 2008 Western Civilization Athenian Democracy This paper will be taking a look at the beginning of democracy in Greece, and how it has effected out lives today . Of all the things the modern world has gained from Greek history, Democracy has had the largest impact on our daily lives . Democracy comes from the Greek words demos, meaning “people”, and kratein, meaning “to rule” . Before Clisthenes, Greece was ruled by kings and nobles who had to be born into blood lines to have any say in the power of the city state . Greece was broken up into many city states that each had their own rules and potential for power . Of those city states was Athens . Around the 5 th Century b . c . e . Clisthenes, known as the founder of democracy, took over Athens and wanted to diminish the influences of previous power and introduce the idea of Democracy . Of all the things the modern world has gained from Greek history, Democracy has had the biggest impact on our modern daily lives . Greece is located in Central Europe, southeast of Italy . Most of Greece is boarded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea . Greece was broken up into different seized city states
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Borg during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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