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Chapter 9-Section 2

Government of Athens

monarchy 1st government of Athens ruled by kings
oligarchy 2nd government of Athens "rule by a few" aristocrats
aristocrats rich landowners who controlled Athens government for a time
citizens people who had the right to participate in government
tyranny 3rd government in Athens ruled by a Tyrant
Tyrant a leader who held power through the use of force
Democracy Final government in Athens when all male citizens had the right to rule "Rule by the People"
Draco an aristocrat that made harsh laws in Athens
Solon an aristocrat that made less harsh laws and made all free men citizens
Peisistratus tyrant who ruled in Athens and brought peace & prosperity as well as fixed monuments and created festivals
Cleisthenes "Father of Democracy" and wanted all free men to rule the governement
Pynx a hill in Athens were voting was perfromed
Pericles elected leader in Athens that led the government from 460-429BC who encouraged participation in the democracy.
juries groups of between 500 and 2000 people who met to vote a verdict on a case
Created by: s110h