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Title: Greek Democracy


1
Greek Democracy
  • I Ancient Beginnings
  • II External Threats
  • III Forms of Government
  • IV Athenian Democracy
  • V What do we learn about democracy?

2
I Ancient Beginnings
  • Dracon (624)
  • middle class v. landowners
  • Solon (594)
  • class politics and limited democracy
  • Cleisthenes (510)
  • land reform and democracy

3
Greek Democracy
  • I Ancient Beginnings
  • II External Threats
  • III Forms of Government
  • IV Athenian Democracy
  • V What do we learn about democracy?

4
II External Threat
  • The Persians
  • Marathon (490)

5
Marathon
6
II External Threat
  • The Persians
  • Marathon (490)
  • The Spartans
  • Peloponnesian War (431-404)
  • Tyranny of 30
  • Democracy restored (403)
  • Socrates death (399)
  • Plato (427-347)
  • Aristotle (384-322)

7
Greek Democracy
  • I Ancient Beginnings
  • II External Threats
  • III Forms of Government
  • IV Athenian Democracy
  • V What do we learn about democracy?

8
III Forms of Government
  • monarchy oligarchy - democracy

9
Greek Democracy
  • I Ancient Beginnings
  • II External Threats
  • III Forms of Government
  • IV Athenian Democracy
  • V What do we learn about democracy?

10
IV Athenian Democracy
  • land reform 10 districts urban/rural/coastal
  • Each district sends 50 to council
  • One district presides for one tenth of year
  • President for one day by lot
  • Nobody can serve twice
  • That is 10,800 presidents in 30 years or about
    half of the adult citizenship
  • War, taxes and alliances need approval of popular
    assembly
  • 6000 judges by lot per year
  • Participants get paid (diets)
  • Ostracism 6,000 votes means ban for 10 years for
    one person with the most votes

11
Greek Democracy
  • I Ancient Beginnings
  • II External Threats
  • III Forms of Government
  • IV Athenian Democracy
  • V What do we learn about democracy?

12
What do we learn about democracy?
  • Territory
  • Population
  • Citizenship
  • Participation
  • Isonomy
  • Social equality
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