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Athens

  • What is politics? How has it shaped our society? What part if any do you plan on participating in; in politics?


Athens

Athens!


Athens

  • Monarchy – Absolute rule by a single person

  • Brought to power through family or thought close to god

  • Aristocracy – Ruled by a small elite group

  • Dictatorship – Rule by a single person and close group of friends

  • Brought to power by overtaking government

  • Direct Democracy – Ruled by the people


Athens

  • 1) Athens

  • a) Named after patron goddess Athena

  • b) Athena-goddess of war

  • c) Capital and largest city

  • d) Dominated the cultural, political, and economic life

  • e) Left a legacy of art, architecture, philosophy, literature, and sciences


Athens

  • 2) Economy

  • a) Shipping

  • b) Tourism

  • c) Finance

  • d) Government


Athens

  • 3) Government

  • a) Started as a monarchy

  • b) Replaced by aristocracy of nobles

  • c) Common people had few rights

  • d) This led to the takeover by Draco

  • e) Law Code enacted in 621 B.C.

  • f) Solon was appointed in 594 B.C.

  • g) established a council, an accessibly, and law courts

  • h) Solon encouraged trade, reformed coinage, and brought foreign business into the city


Athens

  • i) In 507 B.C. Cleisthenes overthrew the aristocrats and created a direct democracy


Forms of government

Forms of Government


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