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Hypocrisy In Athens Research Paper

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Molly Plenge Professor Mann WHO 1012 02 October 2017 Hypocrisy in Athens According to Plato, the four virtues that make up the perfect state are courage, wisdom, justice, and moderation. All are classic examples of how hippocratic the Athenian democracy was; but the most deceiving virtue would be justice. The Athenians took pride in their established democracy, where all men were created equal. This of course, doesn’t apply to the thousands of slaves, foreign born residents, and women. In short, Athens failed to comply with the principles that it set. Slaves in Athens were seen as property and made up about half of the population. For instance, some slaves were sent to mine silver, which had a detrimental consequence. The silver often contained
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