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The ancient Greek democracy was In the year 507 B.C., the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called democracy, or “rule by the people.” This system was comprised of three separate institutions: the ekklesia, a sovereign governing body that wrote laws and dictated foreign policy .This Athenian democracy would survive for only two centuries,
Athenian democracy was very different from any democratic institution today. It was actually one of the few examples of direct democracy in history, in which nearly all matters of policy were voted on by all Athenian citizens.
This is a picture of the what the Athenians did when they started democracy. One person would get up and talk then the people who were listening in on it would vote yes or no.
El discurso fúnebre de Pericles «34. En el mismo invierno los atenienses, siguiendo la costumbre tradicional, organizaron públicamente las ceremonias fúnebres de los primeros que habían muerto en esta guerra, de la siguiente manera: montan una tienda y exponen los huesos de los difuntos tres días antes del entierro, y cada uno lleva a su deudo la ofrenda que desea que fue muy mala.
This image represents the people of Athens voting on who should run their government. Athens was the first place to have a democracy. Athen's leader; Solon; came to be in 594 B.C.E. He organized a group of regular male citizens with two years of military service to decide on who the government would be run by. They gathered forty times a year. This is how democracy was created in classical Greek.
During the Classical Period, Athens became the first civilization, in world history, in which democracy took place.
Government of ancient Greece was ruled by a democracy. It dates back to about 7,000 years ago.
La democracia comenzó en la Antigua Grecia, específicamente en Atenas en el siglo V a. C. (el siglo de Pericles). Por ello se le denomina frecuentemente como democracia atenienseTuvo una vida relativamente prolongada en comparación con las democracias liberales actuales, pues puede hablarse de la era democrática en Atenas desde las reformas de Clístenes alrededor del 510 a. C. hasta la supresión de las instituciones democráticas a causa de la hegemonía macedonia en 322 a. C.
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