Democracy in Ancient Greece
Class XXXX, Section XXXX, Fall, 2012
The term democracy was invented by ancient Greece, and it came about through the system of involving all the people in ruling of their land. The ancient Athenian Greeks have been credited with developing democratic rule. Though their governing system may not have been very democratic as present day democracies, it allowed participation of diverse social class of people. This paper will attempt to answer the following questions, what are the conditions underlying the rise and fall of democracy in ancient Greece. At what point in the decline of Greek democracy do Socrates and Plato come in, and why were they advancing a return to aristocratic elitism rather than enthusiastic supporters of direct democracy?
Conditions underlying the rise and fall of democracy in ancient Greece
Ancient Greece was a made up of loose small independent states that were known as...
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