Democracy In Greece From 800 BCE To 300 BCE

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During the time period between 800 BCE and 300 BCE, sometimes called the Classical Period, Greece endured a plethora of cultural and political changes caused by the wars and conflicts in which Greece was involved in around the world. One change was the development of Greece into the first democracy around the year 500 BCE, proven by a variety of speeches and jury trials and their outcomes from that time period, and the adaptation of the Phoenician alphabet to develop a writing system in the 8th century BCE, as seen in many records of writing starting in this time period. Apart from all the changes endured by Greece in that time period, there were also some continuities like the continued use of slavery all throughout the empire until the year 1822, which assisted in developing the domestic lifestyle of Greece today.…show more content…
An example of a writing from that time period proving Athens was a democracy was one from the Greek philosopher Aristotle stating that "Yet, it is only with reference to Athens that we can attempt to trace some of specific sixth century events that led to the institution of democracy at the end of the century." From this quote, a conclusion can be made that Athens was indeed a democracy. The development of this democracy led to other empires changing from different types of governments like anarchies, tyrannies, oligarchies and others to a democracy similar to
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