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2/7/12 lecture12.html 1/1 C:/Users/JIMMIN~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar$EX36.806/«/lecture12.html Open Yale CoXUVeV CLCv 205: Introduction to Ancient Greek Histor\ Lecture 12 - The Persian Wars << previous session _ next session >> OyeUyieZ: In this lecture, Professor Kagan examines in detail the development, growing pains, and emergence of Athenian democracy. He argues that the tyranny under the Peisistratids led to the development of the idea of self-government among the Athenians, which Cleisthenes used to develop Athens in a more democratic direction. One of the ways Cleisthenes was able to accomplish this was to diminish the power of the aristocracy by reordering and restructuring the tribes and giving greater power to the assembly. Finally, Professor Kagan says a word on the Athenian practice of ostracism as a political tool to
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Unformatted text preview: protect a fledgling democracy. Reading aVVignmenW: Pomeroy, Burstein, Donlan and Roberts. AncienW GUeece . Oxford University Press: New York, 1999, pp. 181-200. Plutarch, The RiVe and Fall of Whe AWhenV : Themistocles. Kagan, Donald. "Problems in Ancient History." In The AncienW NeaU EaVW and GUeece . 2nd ed., vol. 1. Prentice-Hall: New York, 1975, chapter 4. Herodotus, The HiVWoUieV , Books V-IX. ClaVV lecWXUe: ReVoXUceV: Persian Wars [PDF] Yale University 2008. Some rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated on this page or on the Open Yale Courses website, all content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ECON 159 taught by Professor Benjaminpolak during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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