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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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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...
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...
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...
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.
Μια συζήτηση με τον Mark Thompson, Πρόεδρο και Διευθ.Σύμβουλο της The New York Times Company και τον Αλέξη Παπαχελά, Διευθυντή της εφημερίδας Καθημερινή, για την κρίση στον πολιτικό λόγο και το πρόβλημα νομιμοποίησης του πολιτικού συστήματος.
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
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 Management • Yanis Varoufakis, Co-Initiator DiEM25 and Former Finance Minister, Greece • Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations, Google
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.
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...
This collection of clips is designed to introduce my civics students to the direct democracy of the city-state of Athens.
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
Taking place in Athens from September 13-17, 2017, the 5th annual Athens Democracy Forum will see over 400 delegates convene from more than 20 countries to address critical questions about globalization, free trade, immigration and border control as part of the evolving nature of democracy. The event features noteworthy speakers, panel discussions and interactive debate, plus high-level networking and experiential events providing your business with new outlooks, innovative solutions and opportunities.