Athens The Dawn Of Democracy

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Athens The Dawn Of Democracy First free and equal society Couldn’t tolerate criticism, yet believed in freedom of speech. Golden age Athens built on prehistoric foundations Greeks fought as one protected one another Tyrannies: reject rulers, then 5 th century B.C until now tyrants became what we know them as now People overthrew their rules and without plan democracy was born This turned into a new system of government: Direct Democracy Chosen at random for a term of a month (regular people) Claratainian: how they selected people in a democratic way Athenians kept slaves under surveillance If you weren’t free you weren’t considered political only male Athenian, both mother and father as well as you had to be born there, women were believed to be demonic Greeks didn’t move in the Athenians would come back Delos, sacred place (Apollo’s place of birth) Paracles competition Sparta totalitarian state liberated Greece from Athens the first democratic state Power is in the hands of the people
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