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  • Ideology Behind Democracy From His Speech
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    Pericles' Ideology of Democratic Society. Democracy of today can be traced back to the Funeral Oration speech of Pericles'. We can outline the ideology behind democracy from his speech. Democracy is now the largest form of government to exist in today's society. There are two forms of democracy's that exist: Representational which is used by the United States, and Direct which allows the people to get involved and was used by the Greeks. So its said that Athenian democracy are more democratic th...
  • 5th Century And The Athenian Empire
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    The 5th century BCE was a period of great development in Ancient Greece, and specifically in Athens. The development of so many cultural achievements within Athens and the Athenian Empire has led scholars to deem this period a 'Golden Age. ' It is true that his period had many achievements, but in the light of the Athenians treatment of women, metics (non-Athenians living in Athens), and slaves it is given to question whether or not the period can truly be called " Golden. ' The 5th century and ...
  • Ideal Of Pericles And Athenian Principles
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    Socrates's trug gle: Philosophy over Society When dealing with the extent to which Socrates is a good example for following the ideals of democratic citizenship, a good source to use as a point of comparison to his life is the principles laid out about that citizenship by Pericles in his Funeral Oration. In the Oration, Pericles brought forth certain ideas about Athenian democracy and how its citizens should live their lives in accordance with it. He held these views to be paramount and used the...
  • Origin Of The Athenian Democracy
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    Discuss the Athenian definition of democracy. Is the city state the only kind of state in which true democracy can exist? What happens to democracy when it is applied to a society with a large dispersed population? What are other examples of democratic societies besides Athens? Compare and contrast Athenian democracy with American democracy. Is the United States a democracy in the classical sense of the word? The ancient Greek word 'demokratika' was ambiguous. It met literally 'people power'. Bu...
  • Important To The Athenians
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    During the 5th Century B.C., the Athenians government, religion, and architecture were three of the most important aspects of their polis. The Athenians had a very good understanding of government, literature, and science, and had more influence on our civilization than any other people in history. The Classical Period in Greece lasted 150 years from 480 to 300 B.C. This is when ancient Greek civilization was at its peak. Athens population was about 300,000 people. The Athenians developed a syst...
  • Basis Of The Reforms Of Solon
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    Rebecca Barnes Solon first came to prominence around 594 BC when he was awarded archon for his patriotism when the Athenians were fighting a war with Megara for possession of Salamis. It was later that he was elected eponymous archon in response to the civil unrest of the times. Solon used the legislative power that accompanied this position to institute a number of economic and political reforms that would abolish exclusive aristocratic control of the government, substitute a system of control ...
  • Athenian Democracy
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    It has been said that democracy is worst form of government except all those others forms that have been tried from time to time. - Winston Churchill in the House of Commons, 1947 Democracy - a word that has been used for a century just to share responsibility between people for all individual crimes in the history. Hitler called his Nazis Germany a kind of 'democracy', Soviet Union during era of communism with single leader party was 'democracy'. America was 'democracy' when millions of people ...
  • Participative Democracy And Citizens
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    Democracy In Ancient Athens Do you think that an ancient Athenian would have recognized the constitution of the U. K as a democracy? A Comparison of the British system today with the Athenian system then An Athenians perception of democracy is as follows, it meant the government of people as a whole. Athenians seen the basis of their state as liberty and a principal of that being to rule and to be ruled and that the majority must be supreme. The characteristics of Athenian democracy are: all cit...

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