• 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

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • 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
  • Bettany Hughes - The Ancient Worlds 6 of 7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy

    Bettany Hughes presents this documentary looking at life and democracy in ancient Athens.

    published: 13 Mar 2013
  • 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. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.

    published: 24 Dec 2012
  • Athenian Democracy

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

    published: 07 Feb 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
  • Athens The Truth About Democracy Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

    published: 17 Aug 2012
  • 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
  • The Origin of Democracy

    Aristocracy or the rule of the elite is in term the antonym of democracy. But while theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. Ancient Greece is perhaps viewed as the epithet of the origin of democracy; a form of governance where the mastership of the people is an absolute authority. And this authority consists in the people's right to choose their leaders and legislate whatever laws they want. But is it really that simple? The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation. This documentary takes a look at the not so benign origins of democracy and compares it to the government of Greece’s Easter neig...

    published: 19 Oct 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
  • The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 1: Revolution (History Documentary)

    The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 1: Revolution (History Documentary) It was perhaps the most spectacular flourishing of imagination and achievement in recorded history. In the Fourth and Fifth Centuries BC, the Greeks built an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia to Spain. They laid the foundations of modern science, politics, warfare and philosophy, and produced some of the most breathtaking art and architecture the world has ever seen. This series, narrated by Liam Neeson, recounts the rise, glory, demise and legacy of the empire that marked the dawn of Western civilization. The story of this astonishing civilization is told through the lives of heroes of ancient Greece. The latest advances in computer and television technology rebuild the Acrop...

    published: 15 Feb 2014
  • Democracy - A short introduction

    Learn more about the origins of Democracy at the Great Courses Plus: http://bit.ly/Learn-About-Democracy 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://dr...

    published: 19 Mar 2014
  • 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
  • BBC Ancient Greece The Greatest Show on Earth - Democrats - 1/3

    A look at how drama in Athens was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.

    published: 17 Sep 2013
  • Time Travelling for Democracy: Athenian Democracy vs. American Democracy

    A man and woman are working in a government laboratory when the man discovers that a fellow scientist has perished during time travel. The female scientist offers to go in his place for the purpose of warning the Athenians of their doomed democracy. When she arrives in Ancient Athens, she meets an Athenian man whom she attempts to warn. Meanwhile, they discuss the differences between American and Athenian democracies before the female scientist heads back to the future, only to meet her own doom.

    published: 02 Aug 2013
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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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
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Democracy In Athens

Democracy In Athens

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  • Updated: 10 Jan 2015
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In which Mr. Corwin discusses the development of democracy in Athens, Greece. Video Notes: https://db.tt/cEe2omuI
https://wn.com/Democracy_In_Athens
Bettany Hughes - The Ancient Worlds 6 of 7  - Athens The Truth About Democracy

Bettany Hughes - The Ancient Worlds 6 of 7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy

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  • Updated: 13 Mar 2013
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Bettany Hughes presents this documentary looking at life and democracy in ancient Athens.
https://wn.com/Bettany_Hughes_The_Ancient_Worlds_6_Of_7_Athens_The_Truth_About_Democracy
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. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.
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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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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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Athens The Truth About Democracy  Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

Athens The Truth About Democracy Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

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  • Updated: 17 Aug 2012
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https://wn.com/Athens_The_Truth_About_Democracy_Part_1_(Legendado)
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.
https://wn.com/Democracy_In_Athens
The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy

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  • Updated: 19 Oct 2014
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Aristocracy or the rule of the elite is in term the antonym of democracy. But while theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. Ancient Greece is perhaps viewed as the epithet of the origin of democracy; a form of governance where the mastership of the people is an absolute authority. And this authority consists in the people's right to choose their leaders and legislate whatever laws they want. But is it really that simple? The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation. This documentary takes a look at the not so benign origins of democracy and compares it to the government of Greece’s Easter neighbor: the Great Persia Empire. PRESS TV Documentaries
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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
https://wn.com/Athens_And_Sparta...In_Five_Minutes_Or_Less
The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 1: Revolution (History Documentary)

The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 1: Revolution (History Documentary)

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2014
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The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 1: Revolution (History Documentary) It was perhaps the most spectacular flourishing of imagination and achievement in recorded history. In the Fourth and Fifth Centuries BC, the Greeks built an empire that stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia to Spain. They laid the foundations of modern science, politics, warfare and philosophy, and produced some of the most breathtaking art and architecture the world has ever seen. This series, narrated by Liam Neeson, recounts the rise, glory, demise and legacy of the empire that marked the dawn of Western civilization. The story of this astonishing civilization is told through the lives of heroes of ancient Greece. The latest advances in computer and television technology rebuild the Acropolis, recreate the Battle of Marathon and restore the grandeur of the Academy, where Socrates, Plato and Aristotle forged the foundation of Western though. The series combines dramatic storytelling, stunning imagery, new research and distinguished scholarship to render classical Greece gloriously alive. EPISODE 1: THE REVOLUTION The first part tells the story of the troubled birth of the world's first democracy, ancient Athens, through the life of an Athenian nobleman, Cleisthenes. In the brutal world of the 5th century BC, the Athenians struggle against a series of tyrants and their greatest rival, Sparta, to create a new "society of equals." This documentary makes history entertaining as well as educational. Beautifully photographed, using reenactments, paintings, maps, pottery, metalwork, and "living statues" to take the viewer on a vicarious journey through ancient Greece. Episode one, The Revolution, begins at the dawn of democracy in 508 B.C., with the revolution of the common people against aristocratic rule. The film then travels further back in time to chronicle the key events leading up to the revolution. As the camera roams ancient ruins, the Greek countryside, and old stone roads, the viewer learns that the inhabitants of Greece once lived in mud houses with no sewage and frequently fell prey to disease and warfare. Unable to write, they memorized their works of literature in order to pass them on to the next generation. Over time, their hardship and learning whetted their appetite for freedom. After rule by tyrants of the aristocratic class and a struggle for power, Cleisthenes (570-507 B.C.), himself an aristocrat, sided with the common people of Athens and brought democracy into being. From this beginning, western democracy developed and flourished. All the while during their early maturation into a Mediterranean power, Athens and other city-states had to live with the threat of war from expansionist Sparta as well as the vast Persian Empire. But democracy had taken root, and it proved in the long run to be a greater force than the mightiest of armies. The program closes on the eve of the new society's first great test: invasion by the mighty empire of Persia.
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Democracy - A short introduction

Democracy - A short introduction

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Learn more about the origins of Democracy at the Great Courses Plus: http://bit.ly/Learn-About-Democracy 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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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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BBC Ancient Greece The Greatest Show on Earth -  Democrats - 1/3

BBC Ancient Greece The Greatest Show on Earth - Democrats - 1/3

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  • Updated: 17 Sep 2013
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A look at how drama in Athens was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.
https://wn.com/BBC_Ancient_Greece_The_Greatest_Show_On_Earth_Democrats_1_3
Time Travelling for Democracy: Athenian Democracy vs. American Democracy

Time Travelling for Democracy: Athenian Democracy vs. American Democracy

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A man and woman are working in a government laboratory when the man discovers that a fellow scientist has perished during time travel. The female scientist offers to go in his place for the purpose of warning the Athenians of their doomed democracy. When she arrives in Ancient Athens, she meets an Athenian man whom she attempts to warn. Meanwhile, they discuss the differences between American and Athenian democracies before the female scientist heads back to the future, only to meet her own doom.
https://wn.com/Time_Travelling_For_Democracy_Athenian_Democracy_Vs._American_Democracy
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