The Ephors were a good example of the Aristocracy because they were aristocratic men of the Spartan society that were voted into the elite ranks of government. These members allowed for Sparta 's two kings to not have complete rule over Sparta. So if a Monarch was making brash or selfish decisions, the Ephors would be able to come together and counterbalance the
Introduction The city-states of Athens and Greece were ruled by a diverse range of governments. Under these were the monarchy, the aristocracy, the tyranny, the oligarchy and the democracy. In this paper we will compare and contrast these 5 forms of governments in ancient Greek city-states. The Monarchy A monarchy is a type of government most recognizable by the fact that power rests in the hands of one person. Usually in the past, monarchies have been ruled by kings, together with his advisors.
Among the Ancient Greece polices there are two which mostly deserve the research of their history, namely Athens and Sparta. These city-states applies different approaches to the political organization, social structure and adoption of different cultural priorities. The abovementioned differences presuppose the unequal influence of these states on the development of ancient Greece and modern world in general. Within the sphere of political organization, the Athens are regarded to be the homeland of democracy, while Spartan society demonstrates the features of oligarchy. The post-Cleisthenes Athens had a special system of government, which is often thought to be the most democratic one of all times.
In general, however, the power of the assembly was restricted by the Ephors and the Gerousia, which signals this system was far from a true democracy. Sparta’s aristocratic class also played a large role in one’s social and political standing. The Athenian people had
Notable monarchies in Greek city-states were those of Epeiros and Macedonia, where the king shared power with the assembly. Sparta was famous for its system of two (2) kings at a time and they were kept in check by ephors. (Magistrates). ( Cartwright M. 2013). In the beginning of 2.000 BC Mycenaeans ruled Greece and by 1,200 B.C., his government collapsed,
Neither Athens or Sparta give women or slaves equal participation in their government and were not considered to be free. Both had a strong military and engaged all of its citizens in war. Both governments were formed by wealth status with the richest members of their populations holding highest political offices. Differences between Athen's and Sparta's Government structures Athen's government structure was considered to be a democracy. Spartan's government structure was considered to be an oligarchy.
Greece was divided into individual city-states that each had their own form of government. Most notable, however, was the democracy of Athens and the oligarchy of Sparta. The driving force behind all of Greek life and politics was this concept of arete. While arete differed between Athens and Sparta, this lust for excellence became the driving force behind their democracy and oligarchy. The geography of Greece did not allow for a strictly central government, and so, the Greeks adapted.
Document 5 talks about the details of the Athenian government. It tells the reader “No one remained in power long enough to entrench himself” (Doc 5). This quote here shows that many leaders in Athens were not leaders for a long time. In fact, the chairmanship rotated every day. In China, however, the emperor remained in power until he died or was killed.
For instance Athens was a democracy in which all male citizens over the age of 18 were allowed to vote. On the other hand Sparta was an oligarchy where power was placed in various military leaders. The primary characteristics that made Han china far superior to ancient greece was their civil service exam which lead to the government being lead by educated bureaucrats compared to just people based on their family title. Many people claim that Greece was superior because they allowed for citizen participation in a democracy
Eygptians thought Akhenaten was going to be a really bad ruler but he ruled during the peak of Egypt's wealth. Akhenaten helped Egypt become as wealthy as they were. Akhenaten moved to Thebes so he could rule the way he wanted. He only wanted to worship one god. He changed Egypt from a polytheism country to a mono theism country.