Athens may have had a democracy, but that didn't save the, from corruption. There were many cases of bribery in the government that wasn't taken seriously by the court. In Sparta power was given to citizens through the assembly which consisted of all male citizens in Sparta, but in theory anyone could participate. The government had an elaborate system of checks and balances to make sure that no branch had more power than another. Also contrary to popular belief the Spartans treated there slaves bette than the Athenians.
when the Macedonian army defeated Thebes and Athens and took over. They wanted to take control, but they were defeated by the Macedonians and under their rule. Their government had still been functioning, but under Macedonian rule. The government should be restored because they were successful until the point of the war and even after being attacked by all the opposing city states. The effects were that all citizens had a say in government decisions for war and other choices they had to make.
No i don't think Athens was truly democratic because, all the rules of ancient Athens are very unfair with all their rules and rights for all citizens. The first reason is because Our constitution favors many instead of the few, this is also why it's called a democracy. This basically means that if you are not wetly than they won't treat us the same as wealthy people. And they only let men vote which means that only 12% in ancient Athens can vote.In Athens no one had freedom of thought and expression either. if the majority of the citizens didn't like the ideas of a single citizen they were to be banished or killed.
One major difference is that the Spartan government had two kings that came from separate royal families which tied back to their legendary founders (Agiads and Eurypontids). The government of Athens had no king. It is also worth noting that all Spartan male citizens were soldiers and equally shared right of fighting for Sparta unlike in Athens were there were male citizens who were land owners among other non-military wealthy Athenians. The also differ in that Athens was a very democratic society which also produced a lot of philosophers unlike Sparta that produced well trained soldiers and ruled by military dictatorship as opposed to the popular myth of Spartans being equal (socially and
Pericles set three goals for Athens which included strengthening democracy, empire, and glorifying Athens. Although many people consider Pericles a hero, it was questionable how he reached his goals. According to Meriam Webster dictionary, a hero is defined as "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities". Pericles was not a hero, nor great leader because he was dishonest about money coming from the Delian League, brought the plague to Athens, and had an unprepared military that was rarely successful. Pericles was not a hero because he brought a horrible plague to Athens.
Overall, the Constitution did not establish a fair government. The document lacked equality in all different aspects. The Constitution gave the United States a strong, central government, but that didn 't make it fair. White males were the only exception in the Constitution, the only person with natural rights that were thoroughly protected. As far as natural rights go, the Constitution protected slavery thus defeating the purpose of becoming an independent nation: to have
Thesis: Pericles achieved all three goals that he had set through the use of democracy and help from the Delian League. Although he reached his goals, they didn’t last for very long because the soon-to-be conquerors, the Spartans, would soon leave Athens in Ruins. Pericles’ first goal was to strengthen the democracy. He increased the number of public officials that an income. Before this act, most public officials didn’t receive a salary, and only the most wealthy citizens could become an official.
By the middle of the 5th century B.C. Athens and Sparta, the two most powerful Greek city-states, found themselves on the brink of a full-scale war. According to Thucydides, at the beginning of the war both Athens and Sparta were at the pick of their might and flourishing and could trade and cooperate to each other’s benefit; instead, they got involved into an armed confrontation, in which the rest of the Greek cities participated, on one side or on the other. The growing military and financial power of Athens as well as its policy of forcing smaller city-states to join its Delian League was shifting the prevalent balance of power in Hellas and raising anxiety among Spartans, their allies and neutral cities. Sparta’s decision to get involved
Governments in the former great city-states were turned into smaller pieces of what they once had been and therefore they had much bigger problems than to worry about women. There was a great lack of men left over to fight for these city-states, as well as a lack of men to reproduce. The smaller governments fought each other for more land and power, further destroying the little population of men that they had. In this power vacuum, Macedonian, which had long been seen as little threat, gained power and eventually conquered all of Greece, the Mediterranean, and much of the modern-day Middle East through its rulers Phillip II and Alexander the Great. The arrival of Macedonian conquerors brought with it customs that had not been common within Greece and its counterparts.
Creon cannot be the protagonist because his intentions were for the order and safety of Thebes. Thebes just lost both of its kings and needed a new ruler that could stabilize the city, keeping it safe from neighboring attacks. Although Creon might not have been the rightful heir to the throne, he is the best fit character to rule Thebes. Creon steps in because there no longer is a rightful heir to the throne in the blood line. Creon had many reason too next in line to rule Thebes.