Birth of Democracy

The Rise of Athens

What is Democracy?

Democracy is a form of government where the power is in the people's hands. We asked Aristotle his opinion on the topic. He states that "it is necessary for the citizens to be of such a number that they know each other's personal qualities and thus can elect their officials and judge their fellows in a court of law sensibly." This tells us that he thinks it's better for the Polis to be a small community so that people can be treated fairly.

Letter to the Editor

Plato agrees with the idea of democracy and before Aristotle, he said that the ideal number of adult males in the Polis was 5040. With this small population, everyone would know each other, allowing fair judgement.

Olympics

Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 9pm

Olympia

Come see the very first Olympic athletic competition! Held in 776 B.C., in Western Peloponnese, honoring of the Olympian Zeus.

Theatrical Festival!!

Friday, Oct. 14th, 9pm

Athens

536-533 B.C., Thespis is putting on a tragedy. Come to the festival of the Greater Dionysia to see!!

Vase for Sale

Want to make your home more attractive? Now you can! with this attic red figure Hydria by the Penthesileia Painter. Starting at $25.00, but the price is negotiable. Call 456-273-9876 if interested! Picture listed below.
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