Greek Political Systems and Theories

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1. Democracy

1.1. Famous Democracies

1.1.1. Athens

1.1.1.1. direct democracy

1.1.1.1.1. Male citizens participated in government

1.1.1.1.2. Started by Clesthenes

1.1.2. America

1.1.2.1. Republic

1.1.2.1.1. Vote for the most qualified

1.1.2.1.2. Not a direct democracy

1.1.2.2. All citizens may participate

1.2. Theory Behind Democracy

1.3. Structure of Athenian Democracy

1.3.1. Athenian Constitution

1.3.2. Council

1.3.3. Trust in the People

1.3.4. Rotation of Jobs

1.3.5. Ostracism

2. Aristocracy (Oligarchy)

2.1. Famous Aristocracies

2.1.1. Thirty Tyrants

2.1.1.1. Pro-Spartan

2.1.1.2. Reduced the rights of Athenians

2.1.1.3. Exiled Thousands who opposed them

2.1.1.4. Killed hundreds for opposing them

2.1.1.5. Only ruled for a year then were overthrown by Thrasybulus in 403 BCE

2.2. Theory Behind Aristocracy

2.3. Response from Public

2.4. Transition to Next Form of Government

3. Tyranny

3.1. Famous Tyrannts

3.1.1. Pisastratus of Athens

3.1.1.1. 6th century BCE

3.1.1.2. Led Athenian Army to victory over Megarans

3.1.1.3. Tyrant for 20 years, was exiled twice in that time

3.1.2. Polycrates of Samos

3.1.2.1. 6th century BCE

3.1.2.2. known for having a large navy and ruthless army

3.1.2.3. Assassinated late 6th century BCE

3.1.3. Cypselus of Corinth

3.1.3.1. 7th century BCE

3.1.3.1.1. First tyrant of Corinth

3.1.3.2. Allowed enemies to set up other colonies

3.1.3.3. Opened trade routes to Sicily and Italy

3.1.3.4. Popular, died natural death

3.2. Theory Behind Tyranny

3.3. Response from Public

3.4. Transition to Next Form of Government

4. Monarchy

4.1. Transition to Next Form of Government

4.2. Major Monarchies

4.2.1. Mycenaean Monarchies

4.2.1.1. 2000-1200 BCE

4.2.1.2. fell when trade routes were cut off

4.2.1.3. Dorians destroyed remaining monarchs

4.3. Theory Behind Monarchy

4.4. Response from Public

5. Philosophers of Politics

5.1. Politics, Aristotle

5.1.1. Value

5.1.2. Comparison of Political Systems

5.1.2.1. Monarchy

5.1.2.2. Tyranny

5.1.2.3. Aristocracy

5.1.2.4. Oligarchy

5.1.2.5. Polity

5.2. The Republic, Book 8 (Plato)

5.2.1. Justice

5.2.1.1. Allegory of the Cave

5.2.1.2. Three Part Soul

5.2.1.3. Form of the Good

5.2.2. Breakdown of the Political Systems

5.2.2.1. Timocracy

5.2.2.2. Aristocracy

5.2.2.3. Democracy

5.2.2.4. Tyranny

6. bibliography