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- 1. DEMOCRACY IN ANCIENT ATHENS. V th CENTURY B. C.
- 3. THE POLIS
- Its formed by quite a small territory which includes a central city and the rural space in the citys surroundings.
- Its the principal institution of sociopolitical organisation in Ancient Greece.
- The most prominent examples: Sparta and Athens.
- 4. Sparta
- 5. Social organization in Sparta
- A privileged and militarized class: the homoioi .
- The apella , the gerousia , the ephors and the two kings.
- Farmers, craftsmen and merchants: the perioeci .
- The slaves: the helots.
- 6. Athens
- 7. EKKLESIA BOULE POPULAR COURTS MAGISTRATES GOVERNMENT ORGANS IN ATHENS
- ALL THE ATHENS CITIZENS
- TO VOTE TAXES AND LAWS
- TO DECLARE THE WAR
- 500 CITIZENS, ELEC-
- TED FOR ONE YEAR
- TO REDACT THE LAWS
- 6000 CITIZENS
- ELECTED AT RANDOM
- TO RULE ATHENS POLI-
- TICS AND ATHENS ARMY
- ELECTED FOR ONE YEAR
- 8. PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ATHENS DEMOCRACY
- All the citizens have the same rights ( isonomia )
- All the citizens are allowed and encouraged to speak in the Ekklesia ( isogoria )
- All the citizens have the same chances to hold a political post ( isocracia )
- Take for granted that women, foreign people and slaves are excluded of Athens citizenship.
- 9. The man: Pericles (490-429)
- He was the leader of Athens democratic group for more than thirty years.
- All over those years, he took a lot political posts. For fifteen years he was reelected for that of estratega , something like the leader of Athens army.
- During the time of his leadership it was decided to build the Parthenon.
- 10. LEGISLATIVE POWER EXECUTIVE POWER JUDICIAL POWER GREEK DEMOCRACY MODERN DEMOCRACY COMPARISON WITH MODERN DEMOCRACY ECLESIA PARLIAMENT GOVERNMENT MAGISTRATES JUDGES POPULAR COURTS