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

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What is politics? How has it shaped our society? What part if any do you plan on participating in; in politics?
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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
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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
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2) Economy
  • a) Shipping
  • b) Tourism
  • c) Finance
  • d) Government
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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
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