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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.