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6 07, 2017

Athens under the Tyrants – Ancient Greece

By |2017-07-06T22:14:18-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Obol minted under Pisistratus with the head of Medusa At first people were happy with Solon's changes. They had their farms back, and they didn't owe any money, and they weren't being killed for little things. They could (if they were free men) be judges and vote in the Assembly. But the people [...]

30 06, 2017

What is tyranny? Definition

By |2017-06-30T00:03:06-07:00June 30th, 2017|Government, Greeks|0 Comments

Kritios Boy statue from the time of the tyranny in Athens In Greece and West Asia, mainly in what is now Turkey, there was a period of time around 650-400 BC when tyrants ruled many city-states. "Tyrant" is probably a Lydian word, from West Asia. This is how tyrannies usually grew out of [...]