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Unformatted text preview: Many possible forms of governance Monarchy- king Aristocracy- high ups rule Oligarchy- limited percent of population with power rules Democracy- was unstable in Greek times Tyranny Athens and Democracy Initially oligarchy with participatory democracy Solons reform (594 BC) frees all of debt, makes it illegal for humans to be collateral for loans. What he doesnt/cant do is redistribute land, leaves poor farmers without livelihood. Tyranny follows Coalition reforms with Constitution of Cleisthenes Leads to a democracy, takes everyones view into account If one man in Athens received 6000 ostrakons, they would be exiled. Ostracism protects government by allowing people to remove potential tyrants Spartas Military State Spartan life very different from Athenian life Conquest Harsh life Spartan women have a lot of freedom due to mens occupation in military...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course HISTORY 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Fall '07 term at Saint Louis.
- Fall '07
- The Odyssey