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Arts and Humanities
SS6 Ch.3 Democracy in Ancient Athens
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Refers to something from a time more than 2500 years ago.
A city and the surrounding countryside that controls it. Have their own style of gov't., own laws, own army. They are separate from other cities.
Rules who seize power and govern in a harsh, cruel way.
Children of parents who were born in Athens. Male citizens participate in voting. Males became citizens after military service at age 20. Women did not participate in Athenian democracy.
Residents of Athens who had been born outside the city-state. Could not own land or become citizens.
Owned either by private Athenians or by the city-state. Many had been taken prisoner. Could not become citizens.
A long poem that tells a story usually about a legendary hero.
Writings and objects that were created by people living at a certain time.
A support that holds up something.
Meetings 40 times per year, every 8-10 days. At least 6000 must attend to make decisions about citizenship. Met at the top of the hill called the Pnyx [pu-NINKS].
People vote directly to make decisions rather than having representatives.
A decision made by people who are in authority.
Someone who speaks in public.
A political group in Athenian society.
Names were drawn by chance. This decided their Council positions.
The list of topics that will be discussed at a meeting.
Council of 500
Full-time Athenian government. New Council every year. 10 tribes and 50 members from each tribe. Each tribe in charge for 1/10 of the year. Chairman or leader held position for 24 hours. Met at the Agora.
A government official who works for the court.
The person accused of a crime in a court case.
The person who brings a complaint about another person to court.
name of one of the great thinkers in ancient Athens
name of the successful orator and general in the army of Athens
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