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7 07, 2017

Classical Greek history

By |2019-09-17T11:01:37-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks|2 Comments

Classical Greece: the Pnyx, where the Athenian Assembly met Democracy in Athens In 510 BC a man named Cleisthenes (KLICE-then-eez), who was an aristocrat (a rich, powerful man) in Athens, invented another new type of government, the democracy. Tyranny in Athens What is democracy? Athenian democracy Government in ancient Greece All our Ancient [...]

6 07, 2017

Athenian Democracy – Cleisthenes and Pericles

By |2019-09-16T20:52:26-07:00July 6th, 2017|Greeks|3 Comments

Athenian democracy: the Pnyx, where the Athenian Assembly met in Classical Athens Cleisthenes invents democracy With Hippias gone and the tyranny over, the leader of the Alcmaeonid family, Cleisthenes, started to put his own political system into power in Classical Athens. Cleisthenes wanted power for himself, but he didn't want another tyranny. What [...]