Aristotle pg7 in other words the place he settled was

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(Aristotle pg.7) In other words, the place he settled was abundant of silver mines that granted him with lasting wealth that he later used to hire merchants and gain widespread support from peasants by lending for those in need. "Pisistratus administered the city's affairs moderately, and more like a citizen than like a tyrant. In general, he was humane, mild, and forgiving to wrongdoers, and in particular, he lent money to those who were in difficulties, to support their work." (Aristotle pg. 8) Meaning that Pisistratus eventually became the tyrant, however, compare to previous tyrants he was moderate and believed that public support from peasant would be more prominent when they have trust in you thus, reducing the need for mercenaries who would betray you when you stop paying them. At last, after thirty-three years of his reign, Pisistratus died peacefully among his two children Hipparchus and Harmodius, who inherited their father's reign that only lasted for three years before it was seized by Cleisthenes. Once the tyranny was overthrown, "strife broke out between Isagoras, son of Tisander, a friend of the tyrants, and Cleisthenes.” (pg. 10) Isagoras believed in the idea of the creation of a new tyrannical government which favors aristocrats, while Cleisthenes thought of an opposite which based on giving the power to the masses (peasants). The fear of a new tyranny had stuck many and eventually forces Cleisthenes to end up an uprising of aristocratic influence that would 4 | P a g e
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lead back to conflicts of the past. To do so, he made several changes in Solon's constitution which made it more democratic. First of all, Cleisthenes “distributed all the citizens through ten tribes instead of the old four” (Aristotle, pg. 10) which expanded the number of people participating in the council. Eventually leading to expansion of the committee to five hundred men chosen by electoral of ten districts. Secondly, he lowered the term of archons to one year and introduced the new way of selecting which based on the lot and allowed the peasant to participate instead of old way where archons were fundamentally chosen within aristocratic society. Last but not the least, Cleisthenes founded the system of ostracism as a new way exile that allowed people to vote and exile those that led off tyranny or that deemed powerful. In other words, the actions taken by Cleisthenes expanded the rights of the peasants by creating the real democracy in the city-state of Athens that granted them an equally valued power of aristocrats. Between the years of 490 - 480, the Greek world had faced another war coming from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. However, this time it was not any known army of city- states but Persians who invaded them as part of their westward expansion. To defeat them, the armies of the Spartans and the Athenians along with the monetary help of city-states united their forces to defeat the common enemy. The naval power was an essential factor that defined the outcome of the imminent war. By the time when “the mines at Maronea were discovered, and the
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