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Introduction to Ancient Greek History - Lecture 16

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Lecture 16 - Athenian Democracy II

In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize tampering, in order to insure justice, but also maximize citizen participation. After this discussion, Professor Kagan comments on the role of women in Athens by looking at two types of sources. The picture that emerges is considerably complex and left without resolution. Finally, he comments on the role of slaves. In each of these discussions, he draws illuminating analogies to our modern society.

Prof. Donald Kagan
CLCV 205 Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Fall, 2007
(Yale University: Open Yale)
http://oyc.yale.edu
Date accessed: 2008-12-31
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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