Democracy In Athenes

Democracy In Athenes

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  • A crowd of 6.000 people speaking in the same time would not have made for effective  governement
  • All citizens had to participate in the Ecclesia
  •  So atheniens had created a 500 member  gouverning council called the BOULE
  • There were hundreds  of  jurors and magistrats to deal with legal matters
  • You didn't have to be elected to be a juror or a magistat, you just had to  chosen by lot (sortition)
  • There were also the generals who were called aristrocrats because they were ruled by the best.
  • Athenian democracy excluded a lot of people such as...
  • women slaves foreigners...
  • the percentage of people who could serve was only 10-20% of the population...
  • Slaves were non-citizens so they were considered as a property
  •  Hurry up slave!
  • Stop begging for money otherwise i will sell you!!!
  • IT isn't expensive at all even if he was a good slave
  • Sure! I will buy It!
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