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Demokratia: Birth of Democracy

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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:

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece-democracy

 

Parts of Ancient Greek Democracy:

Athenian democracy was made up of three important institutions.

http://www.agathe.gr/democracy/the_ekklesia.html

 

THE BOULE: Council of Five Hundred

http://atheniandemocracy.weebly.com/power-to-the-people.html

 

THE DIKASTERIA: Popular Courts

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece-democracy

 

 

 

 

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