Democracy In Ancient Greece Essay

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The times when ancient Greece City-states were under the democratic system were the best times economic and political, victories were achieved. That was the times when great leaders who opened ways of widespread participation of the masses brought economic prosperity and fought courageously and brought victory to their states. A say in the assembly and giving votes and opinions heard gives senses of ownership to the masses and help the states to be victorious in many ways. DEMOCRACY (demokratia) – the word democracy consists of two Greek terms, demos means people, and Kratos means power. Originally democracy developed in ancient Greece around 500 B.C.E. Athens as a city-state was known to create and develop the ancient democratic form of…show more content…
But the forms of government these groups could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or education. During the many years of Greek civilization, Almost every City Had each of the Governmental systems at a time. The neighborhoods affect each other in different forms. There was a time where all of the States engaged in a war to each other known as the Peloponnesian War. Democracy almost completely contradicts with the rest of government forms, let’s see each of…show more content…
Which is a person who rules tyranny? Tyranny means also abusing of power. in Tyranny the ruling power is in the hands of individual who has seized power by illegal means like killing or throwing his predecessor. Tyranny fully contradicts with Democracy, in ancient Greece, Athens was also under a tyrant ruler named Hippias in the year 510 B.C.E. Peisistratus, was also able to hold power in the middle of 6th century in Athens who exiled, this is also god example for how tyrants end and shows democracy and tyranny were totally opposite in ancient
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