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Dylan Wadyka

The Athenian Political System

The Athenian political system underwent various changes over the years. Some of the changes increased the level of democracy and participation in government while other changes decreased the level democracy and kept political power in the hands of the…

Athenian Political System

-First purely direct democracy
-The word democracy comes from demos (people) and kratos (rule)
-All citizens participated in government and only men could be citizens
-About 85% of people living in Athens were not citizens, including women, slaves, and…