Do you know the meaning of it? Now if one troughs the web for definitions, one would surely come up with some variances. But for simplistic purpose we shall assume that this means representational governance. One in which members of society each have an equal vote to select representatives for themselves be at at municipal, county or national level.
Were the ancient greeks the only ones who practiced this form of governance? If one delves into the antiquities, one might know that even in tribal era leaders were selected. How that evolved into hereditary forms of leadership is another topic. So no, it is not novel to the greeks in our opinion. What do you think?
But today our post is not to debate whether there was democracy in ancient Greece, but to bring back a reminisce of our time spent in one of the most famous city democracies of ancient times – Athens, the city of the goddess Athena (read all about it here). Now she was a god of many things, from wisdom to justice and war plus a whole lot of others… It might have inspired Athens to vie for supremacy amongst the other cities, sometimes winning other times being in the shadows.
Because it has been through so much, you can imagine the amount of sights one can touch while in the city. Why even when they were tunneling for the subway they found so much in the form of relics. Today in some stations you can literally walk pass a gallery of antiquities staring out at you.
Have you been to Athens?