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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?
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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?

Ancient Athens is often hailed as the home of democracy by politicians, journalists and academics alike, yet how accurate is this statement? Irrespective of how democratic you think many modern democracies actually are, given the power held by special interest

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The Constitution of Athens
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The Constitution of Athens

In the 6th century B.C.E., the city of Athens implemented some of the most significant political reforms in world history. These reforms eventually produced a system called Democracy, and this innovation forever changed political theory. But before we get there,

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Alex Gendler
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Alex Gendler

What is reality, knowledge, the meaning of life? Big topics you might tackle figuratively explaining existence as a journey down a road or across an ocean, a climb, a war, a book, a thread, a game, a window of opportunity,

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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to do some legitimate comp. civ., for those of you into that kind of thing. Stan, I can’t help but feel that we have perhaps too

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EBS 클립뱅크(Clipbank) – 민주주의의 산실(아고라 광장)(Cradle of Democracy (Agora))
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EBS 클립뱅크(Clipbank) – 민주주의의 산실(아고라 광장)(Cradle of Democracy (Agora))

The ancient Romans said, “They are a strange ethnic group. 10 people come up with 11 opinions.” At night, in aristocrats’ houses, In the daytime, at squares, they used to have arguments and conversation with each other. Masters of Discussion

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A day in the life of an ancient Athenian – Robert Garland
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A day in the life of an ancient Athenian – Robert Garland

It’s 427 BCE and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient Greek world is in its fourth year. The Peloponnesian War is being fought between the city-states of Athens and Sparta, as well as their allies. The

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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)
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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

Professor Donald Kagan: I was trying to describe to you how the Athenian democracy in its full form, after the reforms that were instituted by Pericles, after the death of Ephialtes, how that system worked and I had described what

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Greek politician speaks rare truth about the consequences of the Greek ‘bailout’
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Greek politician speaks rare truth about the consequences of the Greek ‘bailout’

Thank you Mr Chairman. Mr Chairman, I must admit that I am, to say the least, confused. What exactly is the dilemma that we are expected to discuss and give an opinion about? Bankruptcy versus rescue? If really, after reading

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Women’s rights according to the Republican party
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Women’s rights according to the Republican party

It’s January 2019 in Georgia and you’re the Republican party. Rural hospitals are closing throughout the state and infant mortality is rising despite a strong economy buoyed in part by the film industry. They’ve threatened to boycott the agenda of

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Athenian Democracy – reading lesson for kids
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Athenian Democracy – reading lesson for kids

Athens is the capital and largest city in modern Greece, but Athens also has a long history that dates back 7000 years. Modern ideas about democracy first developed in ancient Athens. Unlike Sparta, it was difficult for the rulers of

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