• What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-democracy-really-mean-in-athens-melissa-schwartzberg ↵↵While we might consider elections to be the cornerstone of democracy, the Athenians who coined the term actually employed a lottery system to choose most of their politicians. Melissa Schwartzberg describes the ins and outs of the Athenian democracy, and addresses some ways in which a lottery system might benefit us today. ↵↵Lesson by Melissa Schwartzberg, animation by TED-Ed.

    published: 24 Mar 2015
  • Athenian Democracy Solon and Cleisthenes

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  • Democracy In Athens

    In which Mr. Corwin discusses the development of democracy in Athens, Greece. Video Notes: https://db.tt/cEe2omuI

    published: 10 Jan 2015
  • The Ancient World - 6of7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy (with Bettany Hughes)

    I do not own, nor do I or intend to profit from this content whatsoever. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." All right reserved to: Channel 4 [UK]

    published: 16 Nov 2016
  • Athenian Democracy

    Athenian democracy in a nutshell. Trace the birth of democracy from the end of Athenian monarchy to Cleisthenes.

    published: 07 Feb 2014
  • Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History

    The ancient Greeks held one of the earliest public votes in history when their democratic system was threatened by the Persians.

    published: 24 Dec 2012
  • Athens The Truth About Democracy WS PDTV XviD REMAX

    published: 30 Jan 2014
  • 15. Athenian Democracy

    Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the Athenian empire. This transformation caused Athens to rival Sparta as an equal in power and prestige. He also argues that this process took place rather smoothly due to the good relations between Sparta and Athens. Professor Kagan argues that Cimon the Athenian generally played an important part in this development. Finally, Professor Kagan begins to describe the workings of Athenian democracy by comparing it with modern American democracy. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Rise of the Athenian Empire (Cont.) 10:25 - Chapter 2. Competition for Power between Sparta and Athens 15:51 - Chapter 3. Cimon, His Popularity and Rise to Power 30...

    published: 20 Nov 2008
  • Democracy In Athens

    This is a documentary on Pure Democracy in Actions: the Rights and Responsabilities of Citizens in Classical Athens. No copyright Intended.

    published: 18 Feb 2014
  • Athenian Democracy

    published: 10 Nov 2014
  • Athens and Sparta...in five minutes or less

    This is a brief overview of some differences between the city-states of Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece. DISCLAIMER: As much as I desire to share as much as I can about the topics in the forthcoming episode, I understand that I have five minutes or less to expose information. There will be info skipped, glossed over or missed. These episodes are supposed to be a starting point for learning about the topics, not an ending point. Enjoy the episode. Here's some source: History Alive! The Ancient World (Textbook) http://greece.mrdonn.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_ancient_Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Athens#Origins_and_early_history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparta

    published: 02 May 2016
  • Democracy - A short introduction

    This is a 3 minute video to introduce the most basic concepts of a Democracy. Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. To download the video, go here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80QLbZggGszblRxZ3hLMU5kZWc/edit?usp=sharing More Info: - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy If you know of more links with good infos please let us know in the comments and we'll add them here. Collaboration: - Storyboard: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B80QLbZggGszcEE2N19EcjRlLVk&usp=sharing Please help us make this video bett...

    published: 19 Mar 2014
  • Athens - the truth about democracy

    Excerpt from a historical documentary made by Lion Films. Rescored for portfolio use by Rasmus Bak.

    published: 08 Aug 2016
  • Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

    In the fifth century BCE, a small Greek city state on the fringes of the civilized world conducted a radical experiment: democracy! In this video lecture, we'll take a closer look at Athenian Democracy: where did it come from? How did it work? And what can we learn from it today? Suggested reference (APA): Lou, E. [Inventing Civilization]. (2016-05-28). Athenian Democracy - An Introduction [video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/emJPsTEyG-k ------------------------------ If this video has sparked your interest in Athenian Democracy and you'd like to know more, you might enjoy reading one or more of the following books: Thorley, J. (1996). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Taylor & Francis. Mitchell, T.N. (2015). Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story. London: Yale University Press....

    published: 28 May 2016
  • Ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Greece

    Discover why Athens was the preeminent city during the Golden Age of Greece on this look at of the cradle of Western civilization. Travel back to the time of Pericles, the noble statesman who led the revolution that touched all fields of knowledge. We will visit the amphitheatres that were home to the famous tragedies of the day, tour the site of the premier Olympic games, and see the ornate temples of the Gods including a bird's eye view of the architectural masterpiece of its day -- the Acropolis. Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Included i...

    published: 12 Jun 2014
  • Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy - Professor Paul Cartledge

    Professor Paul Cartledge explores the democracy in ancient Greece and the origins of the word, and how that distinguishes from todays notion of democracy http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ten-things-you-really-should-know-about-ancient-greek-democracy Myths abound about ancient Greek democracy actually, there was no such thing. That is, there was no such one thing. Even Athens, which invented both the thing and the name, had at least three versions over a span of about 150 years. But although the ancient Greeks have given the world democracy, ancient Greek democracy was in several crucial and fundamental respects very different indeed from, if not opposite to, what passes for democracy today. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gre...

    published: 11 Nov 2016
What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg

What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-democracy-really-mean-in-athens-melissa-schwartzberg ↵↵While we might consider elections to be the cornerstone of democracy, the Athenians who coined the term actually employed a lottery system to choose most of their politicians. Melissa Schwartzberg describes the ins and outs of the Athenian democracy, and addresses some ways in which a lottery system might benefit us today. ↵↵Lesson by Melissa Schwartzberg, animation by TED-Ed.
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Athenian Democracy Solon and Cleisthenes

Athenian Democracy Solon and Cleisthenes

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Democracy In Athens

Democracy In Athens

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In which Mr. Corwin discusses the development of democracy in Athens, Greece. Video Notes: https://db.tt/cEe2omuI
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The Ancient World - 6of7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy (with Bettany Hughes)

The Ancient World - 6of7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy (with Bettany Hughes)

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I do not own, nor do I or intend to profit from this content whatsoever. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." All right reserved to: Channel 4 [UK]
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Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

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Athenian democracy in a nutshell. Trace the birth of democracy from the end of Athenian monarchy to Cleisthenes.
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Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History

Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History

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  • Updated: 24 Dec 2012
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The ancient Greeks held one of the earliest public votes in history when their democratic system was threatened by the Persians.
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Athens The Truth About Democracy WS PDTV XviD REMAX

Athens The Truth About Democracy WS PDTV XviD REMAX

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15. Athenian Democracy

15. Athenian Democracy

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  • Updated: 20 Nov 2008
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Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the Athenian empire. This transformation caused Athens to rival Sparta as an equal in power and prestige. He also argues that this process took place rather smoothly due to the good relations between Sparta and Athens. Professor Kagan argues that Cimon the Athenian generally played an important part in this development. Finally, Professor Kagan begins to describe the workings of Athenian democracy by comparing it with modern American democracy. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Rise of the Athenian Empire (Cont.) 10:25 - Chapter 2. Competition for Power between Sparta and Athens 15:51 - Chapter 3. Cimon, His Popularity and Rise to Power 30:29 - Chapter 4. The Thasian Rebellion and the Eventual Removal of Cimon 42:59 - Chapter 5. A Fuller Athenian Democracy 55:12 - Chapter 6. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Legislative 01:04:42 - Chapter 7. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Executive Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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Democracy In Athens

Democracy In Athens

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This is a documentary on Pure Democracy in Actions: the Rights and Responsabilities of Citizens in Classical Athens. No copyright Intended.
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Athenian Democracy

Athenian Democracy

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Athens and Sparta...in five minutes or less

Athens and Sparta...in five minutes or less

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  • Updated: 02 May 2016
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This is a brief overview of some differences between the city-states of Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece. DISCLAIMER: As much as I desire to share as much as I can about the topics in the forthcoming episode, I understand that I have five minutes or less to expose information. There will be info skipped, glossed over or missed. These episodes are supposed to be a starting point for learning about the topics, not an ending point. Enjoy the episode. Here's some source: History Alive! The Ancient World (Textbook) http://greece.mrdonn.org/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_ancient_Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Athens#Origins_and_early_history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparta
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Democracy - A short introduction

Democracy - A short introduction

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This is a 3 minute video to introduce the most basic concepts of a Democracy. Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. To download the video, go here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80QLbZggGszblRxZ3hLMU5kZWc/edit?usp=sharing More Info: - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy If you know of more links with good infos please let us know in the comments and we'll add them here. Collaboration: - Storyboard: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B80QLbZggGszcEE2N19EcjRlLVk&usp=sharing Please help us make this video better by collaborating on the scrip and storyboard. We're really looking forward to your comments :) === Video Script: Scene 1 The word democracy comes from the Greek words of “démos” which means “people” and “krátos” which means “power” or “rule”, So democracy basically means “the rule of the people.” Scene 2 Democracy first started as a direct democracy, in Greek cities, notably Ancient Athens, where people came together to speak about their concerns and opinions, in front of rulers of the city state, and directly voted on new rules and laws. Here is considered as the birthplace of democracy . Scene 3 So, For the very first time, decisions were made by the people instead of rulers... but sadly, the ancient greeks did not see all people equally. Slaves, women, children and the people who did not have a land weren’t allowed to vote. This is what we call a “flawed” democracy today. Scene 4 After the Greeks lost their power and influence in the first century AD, their early forms of democracy were also fading away until the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, which prevented the King of England to do whatever he wanted and said that even the King had to follow the country’s rules and laws which were written in the constitution. Scene 5 Today, most democracies are indirect or representative which means that you can’t vote for a new law yourself, but you can vote for people who then become law makers and present your interests. But democracy isn’t just about voting; it’s about everything to protect the best interests of the people, no matter what is their race, gender, political opinion, or religion. These interests can be human rights, quality of life, infrastructure and many more. Scene 6 Modern democracies divide powers into three different branches : the legislative (the people who make law), the executive (the people who make sure that you obey the law), and the judiciary (who judge you if you commit a crime). These three are independent and work following the process « checks and balances » which means all the work must be clear and fair. And, very important, the people who have power also must follow the law and not exceed their authority. Scene 7 In addition, a democratic government must work in a way that reflects the wish /feeling/desire and values of the society that it governs—this is also known as the « General Will », which is a concept developed by the famous Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Scene 8 One of the problems of democratic voting is that the biggest groups of people always have the most power and that’s why a good democracy also has laws to protect the rights of its smaller and weaker groups. A democracy where the majority chooses to separate, set apart, expel or injure its minority is not a functioning democracy! Scene 9 So, with those mentioned above, what do you think now about democracy? Winston Churchill once said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Do you agree? === with love your MinuteVideos team https://minutevideos.com/
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Athens - the truth about democracy

Athens - the truth about democracy

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Excerpt from a historical documentary made by Lion Films. Rescored for portfolio use by Rasmus Bak.
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Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

Athenian Democracy - An Introduction

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  • Updated: 28 May 2016
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In the fifth century BCE, a small Greek city state on the fringes of the civilized world conducted a radical experiment: democracy! In this video lecture, we'll take a closer look at Athenian Democracy: where did it come from? How did it work? And what can we learn from it today? Suggested reference (APA): Lou, E. [Inventing Civilization]. (2016-05-28). Athenian Democracy - An Introduction [video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/emJPsTEyG-k ------------------------------ If this video has sparked your interest in Athenian Democracy and you'd like to know more, you might enjoy reading one or more of the following books: Thorley, J. (1996). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Taylor & Francis. Mitchell, T.N. (2015). Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story. London: Yale University Press. Rhodes, P.J. (Ed). (2004). Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Raaflaub, K.A., Ober, J., Wallace, R., Cartledge, P. & Farrar, C. (2007). Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece. Berkely, CA: University of California Press. ------------------------------ And on a related note, you might like to watch my earlier video lectures on Plato and Aristotle: The Politics of Plato (video lecture) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y82SQf6vaZM The Politics of Aristotle (video lecture) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGB8TPqPC8
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Ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Greece

Ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Greece

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Discover why Athens was the preeminent city during the Golden Age of Greece on this look at of the cradle of Western civilization. Travel back to the time of Pericles, the noble statesman who led the revolution that touched all fields of knowledge. We will visit the amphitheatres that were home to the famous tragedies of the day, tour the site of the premier Olympic games, and see the ornate temples of the Gods including a bird's eye view of the architectural masterpiece of its day -- the Acropolis. Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Included in ancient Greece is the period of Classical Greece, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Classical Greece began with the repelling of a Persian invasion by Athenian leadership. Because of conquests by Alexander the Great, Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. Classical Greek culture, especially philosophy, had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire, which carried a version of it to many parts of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe, for which reason Classical Greece is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of modern Western culture. The city of Athens during the classical period of Ancient Greece (508--322 BC) was the major urban center of the notable polis (city-state) of the same name, located in Attica, Greece, leading the Delian League in the Peloponnesian War against Sparta and the Peloponnesian League. Athenian democracy was established in 508 BC under Cleisthenes following the tyranny of Isagoras. This system remained remarkably stable, and with a few brief interruptions remained in place for 180 years, until 322 BC (aftermath of Lamian War). The peak of Athenian hegemony was achieved in the 440s to 430s BC, known as the Age of Pericles. In the classical period, Athens was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Akademia and Aristotle's Lyceum, Athens was also the birthplace of Socrates, Pericles, Sophocles, and many other prominent philosophers, writers and politicians of the ancient world. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization, and the birthplace of democracy,[4] largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.
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Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy - Professor Paul Cartledge

Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ancient Greek Democracy - Professor Paul Cartledge

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Professor Paul Cartledge explores the democracy in ancient Greece and the origins of the word, and how that distinguishes from todays notion of democracy http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ten-things-you-really-should-know-about-ancient-greek-democracy Myths abound about ancient Greek democracy actually, there was no such thing. That is, there was no such one thing. Even Athens, which invented both the thing and the name, had at least three versions over a span of about 150 years. But although the ancient Greeks have given the world democracy, ancient Greek democracy was in several crucial and fundamental respects very different indeed from, if not opposite to, what passes for democracy today. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ten-things-you-really-should-know-about-ancient-greek-democracy Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greshamcollege
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