Athens Democracy and Pericles

Athens Democracy and Pericles - ATHENS, DEMOCRACY, PERICLES...

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ATHENS, DEMOCRACY, PERICLES 2. Assembly - sovereign institution a. met 40 times a year b. made decisions on laws, budget, war, foreign affairs, elected ambassadors, heard policy debates c. All adult male citizens who showed up had equal powers to propose, amend, and vote on decisions d. Anyone could speak - e. 3. Council of 500 - ~ "city council" a. Eyes, ears, and hands of Assembly b. 500 members selected by lottery from all areas of Attica proportionate to their population - could only serve twice in life c. Drafted proposals for debate in Assembly d. Carried out Assembly's orders - or else! e. f. Never challenged Assembly's power g Veterans of council, other officials, insured assembly had many knowledgeable people voting 4. Officials: a. No single executive like our president b. most officials selected by lottery - 500 or so a year - paid
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HUMN Humn 220 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '06 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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