In the year 507 B.C., the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or “rule by the people.”
Check out the links below to better understand the Birth of Democracy.
History of Ancient Greek Democracy:
Parts of Ancient Greek Democracy:
Athenian democracy was made up of three important institutions.
THE EKKLESIA: The Assembly
THE BOULE: Council of Five Hundred
THE DIKASTERIA: Popular Courts