Democracy In Ancient Greek

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Monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy as forms of government in Ancient Greek city-states
HIST 1421
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Now a day’s democracy is the most common and popular governmental form. However in its history, it was given birth to in an era that witnessed the use and implementation of most of its counterparts. Monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy are the predecessor of democracy. When other governmental form failed then democracy came as a solution. In a word, Ancient Greek is the birth place of different governmental form and civilization. Today we will Compare and contrast monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy each
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The wealthy and noble aristocrats happened to get their way a lot. It was not uncommon for a city-state to have two or more forms of government. As such, Athens is a perfect example of a city-state that fall into the aristocratic philosophy, especially before Athenian democracy. It is said that in Athens as well as most of the other city-states, “social prestige and political office were linked to property and military prowess (American School of Classical Studies, n.d.).” To be honest, in my opinion and from all of the research I’ve done, it appears as if nearly all of Greece was run via an…show more content…
So in many cases, the rulers were the few. Even regardless of that fact, the only people who had substantial control were the politicians and the rich class of society that made up the minority. It is arguable that Sparta as an example, with its large slave population, and in addition to being a Tyranny there was also an Oligarchy. Typically, oligarchies were military rule like.
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