3.3 - 3.3. Athenian Democracy (demoratia) democracy in...

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3.3. Athenian Democracy (demoratia) democracy in Athens= first place wanywhere democracy grew meaning og demokratia = “people power” ( demos + kratos ) demos : citizen body(sometimes refers to the entire population citizenship requirements - citizens (politai ) free adult males over 18 born in Attika - free adult males over 18 born in Attika - one of after (415 BCE) two attika native parenets - must do military service from 18 – 30 military service full citizenship at 30 portion of the population 20-30,000 in 5 th century ~ 10% Athenian government in the Archaic period traditional democratic institutions executives (archons) ELECTED OR APPOINTED assembly ( ekklesia ) CITIZEN BODY council boule – select group involved in day to day government council supreme court (Areopagos ) ex archons traditional Greek social-political groups tribes ( phylai ) loose knt groups - Recognize ocmmone ancestor - Mythical hero cult districts ( demes ) - Villages and neighborhoods consequences for Attic s society = concentration of power land = basis of economic power in poleis , big farms get bigger regional interests = emergence of powerful regional interests, urban, coast inland powerful families debt bondage = beginning of a serf class urban poor & disenfranchised workers craftsmen ect economic stagnation
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Reforms of Solon (early 6th century BCE) = economic, social reforms (Megara war aftermath of Kylon ) basis of economy = export based economy = oppurtunities for those without land social= attempts to restore social balance - End of debt bondage - Puts limits on elites - 4 property classes full participatoion for top 2 and expands participation the Peisistratids+ Peistratos sson Hippias = tyranny
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