Athenian Democracy

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Agenda

A list of topics that will be discussed at a meeting.

Ancient

Something from a time more than 2500 years ago.

City-State

A city and the surrounding countryside that controls it. It is independent of other cities.

Decree

A decision made by people who are in authority (in power).

Defendant

A person who is accused of a crime.

Direct democracy

People vote directly to make decisions rather than having representatives.

Epic

A long poem that tells a story, usually about a legendary hero.

Lottery

A process where names are drawn by chance from a large number of choices.

Magistrate

A government official who works for the court.

Orator

A person who speaks in public.

Pillar

It supports or holds something up.

Plaintiff

A person who brings a complaint about another person to court.

Tribe

A political group.

Tyrant

A ruler who seizes power and giverns in a harsh, cruel way.

Primary Sources

Writings and objects that were created by people living at a certain time.

Metics

Residents of Athens who had been born outside the city-state.

Slaves

People owned either by private Athenians or by the city-states.

Citizens

The only members of society who could vote and take part in government.

3 Pillars of Athenian Democracy

the assembly, the council, and the court.

Assembly

A place where citizens would debate, listen, discuss, and vote.

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