Unit 2 Assignment: Different Forms Of Government In Ancient Greece

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Running head: UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT - GOVERNMENT
Unit 2 Assignment -
Different Forms of Government in Ancient Greece
Anonymous
University of the People
Author Note
This paper was prepared for Greek and Roman Civilization, Group A, taught by
Instructor Morris
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UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT - GOVERNMENT
Abstract
The different forms of governmental structures that existed in ancient Greek city states were monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy. In this paper, each of these governmental structures will be discussed and explained. Comparisons will be made between these different forms of governmental systems.
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UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT - GOVERNMENT
Unit 2 Assignment - Different Forms of Government in Ancient Greece
1. Introduction
Many basic political terms that we use today - such as monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy - were originated from ancient Greek societies (Cartledge, 2011,
What’s in a Word section, para. 1). The ancient Greeks were particularly concerned with the questions about ruling the society. Without the ancient Greeks, we may not even have these vocabularies, let along these governmental structures. In this paper, we shall compare and contrast these different forms of government that existed in ancient Greek city states.
2. Monarchy
The political system of monarchy is based upon an undivided sovereignty; in this type of government, there is only a single ruler who functions as the head of state, and whose position is inherited within the
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