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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.

    published: 24 Mar 2015
  • Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History

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  • Athenian Democracy Solon and Cleisthenes

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  • Democracy In Athens

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    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.

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  • The Constitution of Athens

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/HistoriaCivilis Website: http://historiacivilis.com T-Shirts: http://teespring.com/stores/historiacivilis Donate: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KTEBKRSR3N4VQ Twitter: http://twitter.com/HistoriaCivilis Sources: "The Athenian Constitution," by Aristotle: http://amzn.to/2C1mHLv "Politics," by Aristotle: http://amzn.to/2AB6KPV "Parallel Lives: The Life of Solon," by Plutarch: http://amzn.to/2AT5Viv "The Constitution of the Athenians," by Pseudo-Xenophon: http://amzn.to/2z9rE6l "The Rise of Athens," by Anthony Everitt: http://amzn.to/2C2ryMu "The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes", by Mogens Herman Hansen: http://amzn.to/2AEAtYj "Persian Fire," by Tom Holland: http://amzn.to/2AjLB8W Music: "Direct to Video," by Chr...

    published: 15 Dec 2017
  • 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
  • On a Side Note | Athenian Democracy

    Athens is by far most well known for its innovative democratic government. In this video we see how the Athens evolved from an oligarchy to tyrannies to eventually the radical democracy of infamy. We also explore how this system's faults lead to the city state's eventually defeat by Philip II of Macedon. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWUj... Credit for music: https://soundcloud.com/charlatanalley Tune in next time for the next instalment of the Philip II of Macedon series!

    published: 08 Sep 2017
  • Athenian Democracy

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

    published: 07 Feb 2014
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  • 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
  • Ολόκληρη η ομιλία του ΠτΔ Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου για το Athens Democracy Forum

    Ολόκληρη η ομιλία του ΠτΔ Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου για το Athens Democracy Forum OMIΛΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑΣ ΠΡΟΚΟΠΙΟΥ ΠΑΥΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗΝ 13η ΑΤΥΠΗ ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΡΧΗΓΩΝ ΚΡΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ARRAIOLOS GROUP ΣΤΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΛΤΑΣ ΜΕ ΘΕΜΑ: «ΝΑ ΥΠΕΡΑΣΠΙΣΘΟΥΜΕ ΤΟ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ» Μάλτα, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 Εισαγωγή Η οργάνωση και λειτουργία ενός αποτελεσματικού Κοινωνικού Κράτους Δικαίου εντός των κόλπων του Ευρωπαϊκού Οικοδομήματος, ως στοιχειώδης αντίδραση υπεράσπισής του έναντι των κινδύνων που εκπορεύονται κυρίως από την επιθετικότητα ακραίων μορφωμάτων των Αγορών στο πλαίσιο της πλήρως πλέον παγκοσμιοποιημένης Οικονομίας, δεν συνιστά μιαν αφηρημένη θεσμικώς αρχή και αξία, πολλώ δε μάλλον δεν συνιστά απλή ευχή. Όλως αντιθέτως, συνιστά επιταγή αυτού τούτου του π...

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  • 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
  • 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. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: 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 Download our App: https://goo.gl/hjJSjx 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...

    published: 28 Nov 2016
  • Athenian Democracy

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Athenian Democracy - reading lesson for kids

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    published: 01 Dec 2013
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  • What is Athenian Democracy

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    The concept of Athenian democracy has had enduring influence on later lawmakers. Paul Cartledge surveys this tradition. View the key document of Athenian democracy: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Papyrus_131&index=0 © British Library

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    published: 18 Feb 2014
  • Time Travelling for Democracy: Athenian Democracy vs. American Democracy

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    published: 02 Aug 2013
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What did democracy really mean in Athens? - Melissa Schwartzberg
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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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Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History
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Mankind The Story of All of Us: Birth of Democracy | History

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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 Solon and Cleisthenes
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Athenian Democracy Solon and Cleisthenes

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

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

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Patreon: http://patreon.com/HistoriaCivilis Website: http://historiacivilis.com T-Shirts: http://teespring.com/stores/historiacivilis Donate: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KTEBKRSR3N4VQ Twitter: http://twitter.com/HistoriaCivilis Sources: "The Athenian Constitution," by Aristotle: http://amzn.to/2C1mHLv "Politics," by Aristotle: http://amzn.to/2AB6KPV "Parallel Lives: The Life of Solon," by Plutarch: http://amzn.to/2AT5Viv "The Constitution of the Athenians," by Pseudo-Xenophon: http://amzn.to/2z9rE6l "The Rise of Athens," by Anthony Everitt: http://amzn.to/2C2ryMu "The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes", by Mogens Herman Hansen: http://amzn.to/2AEAtYj "Persian Fire," by Tom Holland: http://amzn.to/2AjLB8W Music: "Direct to Video," by Chris Zabriskie "It's Always Too Late to Start Over," by Chris Zabriskie "Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To," by Chris Zabriskie "Hallon," by Christian Bjoerklund We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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15. Athenian Democracy
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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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On a Side Note | Athenian Democracy
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On a Side Note | Athenian Democracy

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Athens is by far most well known for its innovative democratic government. In this video we see how the Athens evolved from an oligarchy to tyrannies to eventually the radical democracy of infamy. We also explore how this system's faults lead to the city state's eventually defeat by Philip II of Macedon. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWUj... Credit for music: https://soundcloud.com/charlatanalley Tune in next time for the next instalment of the Philip II of Macedon series!
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Athenian Democracy
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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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DAWN OF DEMOCRACY Title2
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DAWN OF DEMOCRACY Title2

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The Origin of Democracy
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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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Ολόκληρη η ομιλία του ΠτΔ Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου για το Athens Democracy Forum
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Ολόκληρη η ομιλία του ΠτΔ Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου για το Athens Democracy Forum

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Ολόκληρη η ομιλία του ΠτΔ Προκόπη Παυλόπουλου για το Athens Democracy Forum OMIΛΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑΣ ΠΡΟΚΟΠΙΟΥ ΠΑΥΛΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗΝ 13η ΑΤΥΠΗ ΣΥΝΑΝΤΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΑΡΧΗΓΩΝ ΚΡΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ARRAIOLOS GROUP ΣΤΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΛΤΑΣ ΜΕ ΘΕΜΑ: «ΝΑ ΥΠΕΡΑΣΠΙΣΘΟΥΜΕ ΤΟ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ» Μάλτα, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 Εισαγωγή Η οργάνωση και λειτουργία ενός αποτελεσματικού Κοινωνικού Κράτους Δικαίου εντός των κόλπων του Ευρωπαϊκού Οικοδομήματος, ως στοιχειώδης αντίδραση υπεράσπισής του έναντι των κινδύνων που εκπορεύονται κυρίως από την επιθετικότητα ακραίων μορφωμάτων των Αγορών στο πλαίσιο της πλήρως πλέον παγκοσμιοποιημένης Οικονομίας, δεν συνιστά μιαν αφηρημένη θεσμικώς αρχή και αξία, πολλώ δε μάλλον δεν συνιστά απλή ευχή. Όλως αντιθέτως, συνιστά επιταγή αυτού τούτου του πρωτογενούς ευρωπαϊκού δικαίου -την οποία συνθέτει πλειάδα διατάξεών του, έτσι ώστε σήμερα να θεωρείται κανονιστικώς θεμελιώδες τμήμα του Ευρωπαϊκού Κεκτημένου- η παραβίαση της οποίας συνεπάγεται και συγκεκριμένες κυρώσεις. Α. Υπό την έννοια αυτή, η οργάνωση και λειτουργία ενός αποτελεσματικού Κοινωνικού Κράτους Δικαίου κατά το ευρωπαϊκό δίκαιο είναι υποχρέωση απορρέουσα από πλήρεις κανόνες δικαίου, ήτοι από leges perfectae και όχι από leges imperfectae ή, έστω, από leges minus quam perfectae.
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Democracy - A short introduction
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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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Why Socrates Hated Democracy
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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. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: 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 Download our App: https://goo.gl/hjJSjx 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: Download our App: https://goo.gl/hjJSjx 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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Athenian Democracy
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Athenian Democracy

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Ancient Greeks: The Revolution of Democracy - History Channel Documentary
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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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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)
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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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Athenian Democracy - reading lesson for kids
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Athenian Democracy - reading lesson for kids

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The history and development of democracy in Athens is described in a Common Core Standards based lesson designed for students. Mr. Dowling.com is the ancient history textbook that reads to you. Visit the companion lesson at http://www.mrdowling.com/701-athens.html.
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Athens The Truth About Democracy  Part 1 (LEGENDADO)
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Athens The Truth About Democracy Part 1 (LEGENDADO)

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What is Athenian Democracy
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What is Athenian Democracy

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Democracy; the dominating political institution of western governments for the past one hundred years. Where did it all start? and was it truly as democratic as we think?
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Ancient Greece Government...in five minutes or less
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Ancient Greece Government...in five minutes or less

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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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Athenian democracy and its legacy
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Athenian democracy and its legacy

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The concept of Athenian democracy has had enduring influence on later lawmakers. Paul Cartledge surveys this tradition. View the key document of Athenian democracy: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Papyrus_131&index=0 © British Library
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Democracy In Athens
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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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Time Travelling for Democracy: Athenian Democracy vs. American Democracy
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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.
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