Athenian Democracy

Both of these occurred in the Athenian government, and historians use this as proof that it could not have been a truly democratic organization. As Donald Kagan writes, it is also important to take the Jacksonian democracy into consideration, during which America coexisted with slaves. He also brings up the fact that women were not given the opportunity to vote until this century


 
 
 
 
 
 



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Thucydides and Xenophon... Thus did Athenian democracy degenerate into a tyranny of the (strong) majority, also configured as a kind of mob consciousness. ... (896 4 )

Periclean Democracy... As David Stockton writes in The Classical Athenian Democracy, the casual observer of Ancient Greece must be wary of becoming too "'starry eyed' about her ... (2592 10 )

Limits of Greek Democracy... The Athenian democracy flourished between 480 and 431 and it was "one of the few ancient attempts at truly equalising the rich and the poor" (Grant 65). ... (2654 11 )

The Ascendancy of the Greek Polis... As David Stockton writes in The Classical Athenian Democracy, the casual observer of Ancient Greece must be wary of becoming too ôæstarry eyedÆ about her ... (2592 10 )

Socrates... He eagerly criticized the foundations of Athenian democracy, deriding the fact that every citizen of that proud city had the right to speak in the Assembly. ... (507 2 )

The Court Trial of Socrates... He eagerly criticized the foundations of Athenian democracy, deriding the fact that every citizen of that proud city had the right to speak in the Assembly. ... (507 2 )

 
 

 
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