Athens

One of the Ancient Greek city states, Athens has become the Capitol of Greece. It was home to Plato and Aristotle as well as a center of cultural activity up to the modern day.

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What is an Aristocratic republic?

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An aristocratic republic is a form of representative government in which the nobility(aristocracy) lead, they aren't necessarily be the most skilled or intelligent people but they are born into a position of wealth and status and derived their power from that. It's contrasted from a democratic republic because it does not allow the ordinary citizens to vote for their representatives. In a republican aristocracy, representatives are voted in by their peers. Another View: Republic and Aristocracy are two quite different words. Republic comes from the Latin res publica = things held in common. An aristocracy is 'rule by the best people' but in the practical word is oligarchy 'rule by the few', so there is a clear difference between aristocratic/oligarchic rule and the idea of everything held in common ownership of a republic. Aristotle postulated Monarchy (rule by one) which tends to degrade to tyranny (rule by a single autocrat). Aristocracy (rule by the best people) which tends to degrade to oligarchy (rule by the few). Democracy (people power) which tends to degrade to ochlocracy (mob rule). So the idea of an 'aristocratic republic' is a contradiction.
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How was Athens' government structured?

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The Ancient Athens Government was structured by the council of 500 people, the Assembly and finally the court. I hope that this information will help you.
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What did Ancient Athens think of Sparta?

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Athens' feelings towards Sparta could differ from person to person and most important from time period to time period. For example, the story of the Battle of Thermopylae was considered very heroic but sometimes Spartan culture was made fun of in plays but in the same play Spartans could be seen as admirable (Aristophanes' Lysistrata, for example). Also, of course, if Athens was at war with Sparta, they would have a much different opinion of them. But one thing that they were very known for was the fact that they were supposed to be very brief with their words with a dry wit, the etymology for the word "laconic" is a reference to Sparta.
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What is an ancient Athenian meeting place?

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PNYX Wikipedia states this is a hill in central Athens with a speakers platform called the Bema. It was the meeting place of the first democratic legislature, the Athenian Ekklesia.
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What were the causes and effects of the Golden Age?

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Athens' Golden Age arose from its use if the funds of the anti-Persian League (Delian League) for its own benefit after it turned the League into a virtual empire of its own. The funds were diverted from their purpose and used to glorify Athens and put half its population on the public payroll. The money bought buildings (Parthenon etc), sponsored the arts, philosophy, literature and science and lifted living standards of the city, and attracted the best talent from the other cities of the Greek world. Comparatively it was a Golden Age for Athens, but not for the other cities which were compelled to pay for it. It lasted until Athens over-reached itself and was stripped of its empire after a disastrous 27-year war, after which paying for it itself brought the city back to reality.
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How long did the 400 rule for in Athens?

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The Four Hundred ruled in Athens for four months in the summer of 411 BC. It was replaced by a moderate oligarchy until democracy was restored in spring 410 BC. This and other interruptions of the democracy were necessitated by the people being led astray by populist leaders and led into risky ventures which eventually brought their defeat during the Peloponnesian War The oligarchies stabilised the situation until the democracy took over again, and led to the next crisis.
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What is there to do in Athens airport?

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when will cme passengers jst v have to checking
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What is the theme of the School of Athens?

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The theme of this painting is about commutation and learning.
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Was Demosthenes a sophist?

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No, demosthenes was an Athenian general.
Asked in Distances and Travel Times, Flight Times, Athens, Melbourne

How long is the flight from London to Athens?

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London (LON) to Athens (ATH) Shortest Flight Duration: 3 hours 30 mins
Asked in Ancient History, Ancient Greece, Athens

What are the unique characteristics of Greek science during the Golden Age?

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Greek scientists relied more on logic and reason than anything else, and didn't just assume that the gods were messing in things when there was a problem. The Athenians during the Golden Age developed many ideas western civilization uses today. Some Greek scientists were Pyhtagoras, who established many mathematical formulas, like the Pythagorean theorem; Aristotle, who founded the scientific method and made many advances in zoology, botany, and biology; and Hippocrates, who taught that all disease comes from natural sources.
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How is athenian democracy different from American democracy?

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Answer 1 Well, i know about 8 differences: 1. Athenians were divided into 10 tribes, however Americans are divided into 50 states 2. Athenians elected 50 men from each tribe, however Americans elect by population 3. Athenians had a direct democracy (participated directly), however Americans have a representative democracy (elect representatives) 4. Athenians had the Council of Five Hundred, however Americans have the Government 5. Athenians limited electing and voting rights to just men, however Americans have electing and voting rights to men and women 6. Athenians had slaves, however Americans don't have slaves (well, they used to until 1863 when all of the slaves were freed by Abraham Lincoln) 7. In Athens, women stayed at home and work, however in America, women participate in all kinds of daily activities, even in the Army 8. In Athens, slaves were just captured war prisoners, however in America, slaves were Africans who were treated as property due to their dark skin. Answer 2 Athenian democracy was not the Rule of the People, but the Rule of the Demos, hence the name. Many people living in ancient Greece were not part of the demos, most prominently of course, slaves. Also, just about everything else. Answer 3 There are two key differences between the type of democracy practices in ancient Athens, and modern American democracy. Firstly (and, the largest difference), the Athenians practiced direct democracy - citizens were expected to vote themselves on topics facing the government (and courts). The United States is a representative democracy - citizens elect one citizen to act as their proxy (representative) in the larger government. Secondly, citizenship in ancient Athens was significantly more restrictive, and far less than the majority of residents of Athens held citizenship. Athenian citizenship was based on age, gender, and to a certain extent tribal membership and wealth, with the right to vote being even further restricted; in addition, Athens practiced slavery. American democracy is a form of universal suffrage, meaning that everyone is a citizen, and that the only real restriction on voting is a minimum age (though voting is restricted for certain peoples, mainly felons and the mentally incompetent). As to the actual implementation of the governments, Athenian and American government are radically different. See the links below for a better description of both forms of government, as the structural differences are too extensive to summarize here. Answer 4 Original Greek "democracy" and current American "democracy" have few differences. In the Greek form only the elite could participate in the process of important decisions. In the US form only tiny group of elitists may make important decisions. Neither of them are actually democracies. Democracy's original meaning was "the people" "to rule." It meant that the will of the majority of the governed would become the supreme law of the land. That condition has never existed within any country on Earth simply because humanity has never before had the technology to define the true will of a population regarding all the issues that may affect them.
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What jobs did the citizens of Ancient Athens have?

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teacher, musician, army man, farmer, Shepard, blacksmith and fisherman
Asked in Geography, Athens, Sparta

Which side Athens or Sparta controlled more coastal areas?

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Athens Athens was a navy city, whose power lay on the ocean with her ships. Sparta was a land city, whose power lay with her hoplites and warrior strength.
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Why did Athens choose officials by lottery?

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Athenians choose officials by lottery because they believe this system was fairer than an election. In addition, election by lot helped to protect against one person gaining too much power in public office. Juries were chosen by lot on the day of the court case to try and defeat judicial corruption, as it would be difficult to bribe members when you didn't know who was going to be on the jury.
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What is Athens Ancient Foe?

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Sparta was the most common one
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What are the four types of Greek government?

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The four types of Greek government are: Monarchy A monarchy means in Greek, "ruled by one". In a monarchy the city-state was ruled by one ruler or king. The family of the king or ruler also got power. Oligarchy An oligarchy in Greek means "ruled by few". In an oligarchy a small group of the richest and most powerful citizens controlled decision making. Democracy A democracy is what we have today. It means in Greek "rule by the people". Citizens got to vote on decisions. Tyranny A tyranny is sort of like a monarchy. The city-state is ruled by one king. Though, that king makes harsh decisions and had all power. They take over things by force.
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Where can you buy metics renewlash?

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It is now marketed as LiLash & LiBrow and can be purchased online direct from the company's website.
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Did Athens or Sparta have more shipbuilders?

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athens did i think... YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO YOUR TEACHERS NOT GOING ON THE INTERNET AND CHEATING DUMMIES
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What happened in 450 bc at Athens?

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alcibiades was born in the Athens (famous greek god)
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How was democracy limited in Athens?

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in classical Athens, only free men possessing a certain value/quantity of property were eligible to be herd or hold office. while man began earlier than today [16 or even 14], the number of eligible men was a few thousand or tens of thousands in a city of over 100,000 inhabitants. there were actually more slaves in Athens than eligible men. it was also perfectly possible for a free man, possibly a military man, to NOT be eligible because he possessed insufficient property or assets. In fact, this was probably the majority of men. Source(s): grampa

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