ACLC 1-30 - ACLC 1/30/08 Athens Video: Athens was dominated...

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ACLC 1/30/08 Athens Video: - Athens was dominated by separate kingdom until about 600BC - Agara, center of the city. Heart of Athenian life where discussion and merchants massed. - Greeks fought as massed ranked of soldiers called Hoplites, fighting as one. - The path to democracy drew through tyranny. - 6 th Century brought expulsion of tyrants through aristocrats. - Sparta vs. Athens - As aristocrats attempted to hold power, the masses stormed and formed what is the seed of democracy. - Demos – People, Cratos – rule - People assembled on a special hill, where ordinary people elected people for a month’s term and congress was constantly changing. - Jurors used special disks to make ballots - Determined at random through a special invention of stone and marbles. (*Sortition) - *Boulei – Council o Resided in circular structure, known as the council of 500. o Organized agenda for the meeting of the entire voting population. To push forward an idea or action. o
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ACLC 1-30 - ACLC 1/30/08 Athens Video: Athens was dominated...

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