• 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
  • Athens The Truth About Democracy Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

    published: 17 Aug 2012
  • 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
  • Ancient Greeks: The Revolution of Democracy - History Channel Documentary

    The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization 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 g...

    published: 14 Apr 2015
  • Why Socrates Hated Democracy

    We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 FURTHER READING “We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins…” You can read more on Philosophy and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/Sc9kXf MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our w...

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Athens Democracy Forum 2017: Welcome Remarks

    This September 13-17, the Athens Democracy Forum assembled leading policy makers, business leaders, scholars and other experts aimed to define, assess and tackle some of the critical questions about globalisation, international cooperation and the enduring nature of democracy. Welcome remarks: Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations and Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation.

    published: 14 Nov 2017
  • Athens Democracy 2015

    published: 15 Sep 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exploring Athens - Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy

    Subtitles in ENG & GR - Υπότιτλοι στα ελληνικά και αγγλικά Don't forget to watch in HD (1080p) Pendulum Waltz by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    published: 10 Jun 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

    Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize tampering, in order to insure justice, but also maximize citizen participation. After this discussion, Professor Kagan comments on the role of women in Athens by looking at two types of sources. The picture that emerges is considerably complex and left without resolution. Finally, he comments on the role of slaves. In each of these discussions, he draws illuminating analogies to our modern society. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Judicial 09:51 - Chapter 2. Fla...

    published: 20 Nov 2008
  • Athens Democracy Forum 2015 - The Rise of Islamic Extremism

    Islamist extremists have proclaimed Western democracies as their mortal enemy, and have devised new weapons to impose their ideology and to draw recruits. The beheadings of ISIS, the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, the allure of Jihad: how has this happened? What can be done about it? Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBE, Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), U.K. Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Ed Husain, Adjunct Senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York City; Senior adviser and Director of strategy, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation; Author and former Islamist activist Moderator: Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times

    published: 06 Nov 2015
  • Ancient Greece Government...in five minutes or less

    This is a brief overview of four types of governments that swept through 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 sources: History Alive! The Ancient World (Textbook) http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Government/ http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece-democracy http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/staff/resources/background/bg10/home.html

    published: 21 Apr 2016
  • 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
  • NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016 - Panel 3: Democracy and Business

    Is democracy good for business, and is business good for democracy? Do the inclusive institutions of democracy promote entrepreneurship, leading to more growth and job creation, or do they constrain it? Are entrepreneurs a natural constituency for democratic change, or do they use their power and influence to shape the rules of the game in their favor? Paul Krugman, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times In conversation with: • Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economics and Management , MIT Sloan School of ManagementYanis Varoufakis, Co-Initiator DiEM25 and Former Finance Minister, GreeceRoss LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations, Google

    published: 16 Sep 2016
  • Greek Revolution, Athenian Democracy, 508 BC Klisthenis

    After the three-year conflicts in 508 b.c. Klisthenis came to power, he placed the foundations of Athenian democracy with serious reforms. The most important was the increase of the races from four toten and the parallel distribution of the city in Trities and municipalities. Klisthenis strengthened the young democracy with the institution of ostracism. Ostracism constituted a political means for the provisional removal from the city for five to ten years of citizens that were considered suspects for the challenge of political agitations and were thus named because the votes of citizens were engraved on shell. Even though initially it was used for partisans of Pisistratos and the tyranny, it was then turned against every Athenian citizen considered to be dangerous for the regime. Klistheni...

    published: 23 Aug 2011
  • NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016 - International Student Debate: Democracy is Dead

    Presented by Transatlantic Debating Championship

    published: 16 Sep 2016
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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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  • 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
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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.
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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. 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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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2014
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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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Athens The Truth About Democracy  Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

Athens The Truth About Democracy Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

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15. Athenian Democracy

15. Athenian Democracy

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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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Ancient Greeks: The Revolution of Democracy - History Channel Documentary

Ancient Greeks: The Revolution of Democracy - History Channel Documentary

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The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization 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. 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. Offensive comments will not be published and the corresponding users will be banned from the channel. NOTE: I do not own this video. The intellectual rights belong to the video owners.
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Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

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We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 FURTHER READING “We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins…” You can read more on Philosophy and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/Sc9kXf MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/VY9gDt Watch more films on Philosophy in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLphilosophy Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/wE1wvm SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke
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Athens Democracy Forum 2017: Welcome Remarks

Athens Democracy Forum 2017: Welcome Remarks

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This September 13-17, the Athens Democracy Forum assembled leading policy makers, business leaders, scholars and other experts aimed to define, assess and tackle some of the critical questions about globalisation, international cooperation and the enduring nature of democracy. Welcome remarks: Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations and Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation.
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Athens Democracy 2015

Athens Democracy 2015

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The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy

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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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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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Exploring Athens - Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy

Exploring Athens - Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy

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Subtitles in ENG & GR - Υπότιτλοι στα ελληνικά και αγγλικά Don't forget to watch in HD (1080p) Pendulum Waltz by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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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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A look at how drama in Athens was deeply connected to Athenian democracy.
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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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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

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Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize tampering, in order to insure justice, but also maximize citizen participation. After this discussion, Professor Kagan comments on the role of women in Athens by looking at two types of sources. The picture that emerges is considerably complex and left without resolution. Finally, he comments on the role of slaves. In each of these discussions, he draws illuminating analogies to our modern society. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Judicial 09:51 - Chapter 2. Flaws in the Athenian Democratic System 40:20 - Chapter 3. Women's Roles in Athenian Society 54:16 - Chapter 4. Slavery in Athenian Society 01:07:37 - Chapter 5. Question and Answer 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 Democracy Forum 2015 - The Rise of Islamic Extremism

Athens Democracy Forum 2015 - The Rise of Islamic Extremism

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  • Updated: 06 Nov 2015
  • views: 806
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Islamist extremists have proclaimed Western democracies as their mortal enemy, and have devised new weapons to impose their ideology and to draw recruits. The beheadings of ISIS, the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, the allure of Jihad: how has this happened? What can be done about it? Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG, OBE, Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), U.K. Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore Ed Husain, Adjunct Senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York City; Senior adviser and Director of strategy, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation; Author and former Islamist activist Moderator: Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, The New York Times
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Ancient Greece Government...in five minutes or less

Ancient Greece Government...in five minutes or less

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  • Updated: 21 Apr 2016
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This is a brief overview of four types of governments that swept through 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 sources: History Alive! The Ancient World (Textbook) http://www.ancient.eu/Greek_Government/ http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece-democracy http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/staff/resources/background/bg10/home.html
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Athens and Sparta...in five minutes or less

Athens and Sparta...in five minutes or less

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  • Duration: 5:15
  • Updated: 02 May 2016
  • views: 91838
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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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NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016  - Panel 3:  Democracy and Business

NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016 - Panel 3: Democracy and Business

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  • Duration: 39:26
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2016
  • views: 6941
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Is democracy good for business, and is business good for democracy? Do the inclusive institutions of democracy promote entrepreneurship, leading to more growth and job creation, or do they constrain it? Are entrepreneurs a natural constituency for democratic change, or do they use their power and influence to shape the rules of the game in their favor? Paul Krugman, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times In conversation with: • Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economics and Management , MIT Sloan School of ManagementYanis Varoufakis, Co-Initiator DiEM25 and Former Finance Minister, GreeceRoss LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations, Google
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Greek Revolution, Athenian Democracy, 508 BC Klisthenis

Greek Revolution, Athenian Democracy, 508 BC Klisthenis

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After the three-year conflicts in 508 b.c. Klisthenis came to power, he placed the foundations of Athenian democracy with serious reforms. The most important was the increase of the races from four toten and the parallel distribution of the city in Trities and municipalities. Klisthenis strengthened the young democracy with the institution of ostracism. Ostracism constituted a political means for the provisional removal from the city for five to ten years of citizens that were considered suspects for the challenge of political agitations and were thus named because the votes of citizens were engraved on shell. Even though initially it was used for partisans of Pisistratos and the tyranny, it was then turned against every Athenian citizen considered to be dangerous for the regime. Klisthenis placed the bases of equality before the law with the massive attendance of citizens in all the ranks, in which all had right of attendance via draw except for few citizens. Το 508 π.X. ο Κλεισθένης εξορίστηκε. Τον δρόμο της εξορίας πήραν μαζί του και 700 αθηναϊκές οικογένειες. Οταν όμως ο Ισαγόρας επιχείρησε να επιβάλει ολιγαρχικό καθεστώς αντικαθιστώντας τη Βουλή με 300 δικούς του ανθρώπους, οι Αθηναίοι εξεγέρθηκαν, έδιωξαν τους Σπαρτιάτες και τους οπαδούς τού Ισαγόρα - ο ίδιος μόλις που γλίτωσε τη ζωή του και κάλεσαν τον Κλεισθένη. Ο Κλεισθένης, ως «προστάτης του Δήμου», μπήκε το 507 π.X. στην Αθήνα θριαμβευτής μαζί με τους υπόλοιπους εξορίστους
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NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016 - International Student Debate: Democracy is Dead

NYT Athens Democracy Forum 2016 - International Student Debate: Democracy is Dead

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  • Updated: 16 Sep 2016
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Presented by Transatlantic Debating Championship
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