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The Greeks: Leaders in Democracy (Ancient Civilizations) ePub download

by Katherine Reece

  • Author: Katherine Reece
  • ISBN: 1595155066
  • ISBN13: 978-1595155061
  • ePub: 1157 kb | FB2: 1633 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History
  • Publisher: Rourke Pub Group (July 1, 2006)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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The Greeks: Leaders in Democracy (Ancient Civilizations) ePub download

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The Greeks: Leaders in Democracy (Reece, Katherine . Ancient Civilizations).

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Leaders in Democracy (Reece, Katherine . Great reference book for studying Greeks and democracy (. American Government). 1595155066 (ISBN13: 9781595155061). There is a glossary in the back for hard words as well as a time line to follow.

Follows State Social Studies Standards- Prepares students for high stakes testing- Fact-filled sidebars on many pages.

Select Format: Library Binding. Follows State Social Studies Standards- Prepares students for high stakes testing- Fact-filled sidebars on many pages. Format:Library Binding. ISBN13:9781595155061.

In a democracy, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote, there is, first, that most splendid of virtues, equality before the law.  . Modern representative democracies, in contrast to direct democracies, have citizens who vote for representatives who create and enact laws on their behalf. It was true that Cleisthenes’ demokratia abolished the political distinctions between the Athenian aristocrats who had long monopolized the political decision-making process and the middle- and working-class people who made up the army and the navy (and whose incipient discontent was the reason Cleisthenes introduced his reforms in the first place).

Athenian democracy developed around the sixth century BC in the Greek city-state (known as a polis) of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica, is one of ancient Greek democracy, and is often described as the fi.

Athenian democracy developed around the sixth century BC in the Greek city-state (known as a polis) of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica, is one of ancient Greek democracy, and is often described as the first known democracy in the world. Other Greek cities set up democracies, most following the Athenian model, but none are as well documented as Athens'.

Democracy, which had prevailed during Athens’ Golden Age, was replaced by a system of oligarchy after the .

Democracy, which had prevailed during Athens’ Golden Age, was replaced by a system of oligarchy after the disastrous Athenian defeat in Sicily in 409 BC. In the words of historian K. A. Raaflaub, democracy in ancient Athens was. a unique and truly revolutionary system that realized its basic principle to an unprecedented and quite extreme extent: no polis had ever dared to give all its citizens equal political rights, regardless of their descent, wealth, social standing, education, personal qualities, and any other factors that usually determined status in a community. Ideals such as these would form the cornerstones of all democracies in the modern world.

"The books in this series give in-depth coverage to four of the Ancient World's most important civilizations. The books show how these civilizations began, how they developed and became large and important ones, and how they eventually died out. Trade, arts, education, and political and religious topics are all covered"--Provided by publisher.Describes the development of Greek civilization from its early beginnings through through the waning of its influence, and discusses trade, arts, education, politics and religion.