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Democracy Keyword QUIZ 1)The “Athenian outlook” was an important key in their values, and in their value of the democracy. What was its central element?

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1 Democracy Keyword QUIZ 1)The “Athenian outlook” was an important key in their values, and in their value of the democracy. What was its central element? The worth of the individual man. (very unusual in the empires of the day where the king or gods were central). 2) What was the Ecclesia The Assembly of Athenian citizens – like our parliament. 3) Who could attend the Assembly, and how often? All freemen of Athenian parentage, over the age of 18 could vote on issues, and stand for civic offices. It met 4 times a month 4) What was the Pnyx? The open area where the assemble met 5) What was the boule? The council – like our cabinet- 500 members (50 from each tribe) who organised the day to day business of the city. They had to be over 30 and were chosen by lot.

2 Democracy Keyword QUIZ 1)What was the Dikasteria and how as it organised? The law courts, tried all but treason cases. No judge, just a chairman. no lawyers, All cases lasted only one day. 2) How were jurors different from today? 201, 401, or more chosen from 6000 eligible jurors. 3) Who was Pericles? Great Athenian democrat who lead Athens to her greatest accomplishments died in 429 at the outset of the Peloponnesian war 4) Periclean virtues Great inspirational orator, loved & served his country and was above the call of money 5) What was the Delian league? An alliance of Greek states to protect against the Persians, dominated by Athens, and which became very powerful by 430

3 Democracy Keyword QUIZ 1)Who was Aspasia? Pericles intelligent mistress 2) What were Demagogues, and why did they arise? Populist democratic leaders who rabble-roused and bribed for support. They arose to fill the vacuum left after Pericles death in ) What is the difference between direct democracy, and representative democracy. Direct = all citizens have a say on all issues, Representative = only our elected reps have a say 4) Which do we have and which is more ‘democratic’ Rep, Direct 5) Who were Sophists, and what was their effect on Athenian democracy Wandering teachers of rhetoric and philosophy who taught speakers how to make good arguments in spite right or wrong. They destablised the democracy by advancing arguments for bad decisions.


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