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1. What were some Cleisthenes reforms (c. 507 B.C.) and how did they change individual- societal relations in ancient Athens? 2. How does Thucydides say Pericles distinguished between the society and polis (city-state) of Athens and that of neighboring states (like Sparta)? 3. What are the characteristics of democracy according to Pericles' speech? Do you think that these characterize democracy as we understand it today- why or why not? The administration favors many, not the few. The laws offer equal justice to all in their private differences. Which class a person is categorized as, or the social standing they hold, does not interfere with advancement in life or merit. Also, being impoverished doesn’t matter and even the poor can serve their state. This freedom in government also extends to everyone’s ordinary lives and people tend not to judge others or become jealous for the things they have. But even with the freedom, the people of Athens still follow the rules and laws of the land and listen to their authority figures. Also, there are many ways for people to have a good time and to take their minds off
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