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Jasmin Priddle

Ancient History Sourcebook: The Polity of the Athenians, c. 424 BCE [aka The OldOligarch] - 2 views

    Useful primary source for Task B, gives a point of view that is in a way the opposite to Pericles point of view.
    The Polity of the Athenians
Nathan Kench

Lecture 6: The Athenian Origins of Direct Democracy - 1 views

    developed their control over the Peloponnesus, the city-state of Athens controlled the area of the Attic Peninsula, to the east and northeast of Sparta. Athens was similar to other city-states of the period of the Greek Renaissance with two important differences: (1) it was larger both geographically and in terms of its population and (2) those people it conquered were not reduced to servitude - this was the rule at Sparta. So, Athens never faced the problem of trying to control a large population of angry and sometimes violent subjects. This also explains why Sparta had to remain an intensely militaristic state. Around the year 600 B.C., and while Lycurgus was reforming the legal system of the Spartan state, Athens faced a deepening political crisis. Those farmers who supplied the city-state with food could not keep up with demand because the Athenian population had grown too quickly. Farmers began to trade their land to obtain food and quickly went bankrupt as they traded away their last piece of land. The crisis was solved in 594 B.C. when the Athenians gave control over to Solon (c.640-c.559 B.C.), a former high official. In his role as archon, Solon cancelled all agricultural debts and announced that all slaves were free. He also passed constitutional reforms that divided Athenian subjects into four classes based on their annual agricultural production rather than birth. Members of the three highest orders could hold public office. Solon's system excluded all those people who did not own any productive land - women, children, slaves, resident aliens, artisans and merchants. However, with the constitutional reforms of Solon, men from newer and less-established families could work their way up economically and achieve positions of political leadership. Solon did not end the agricultural crisis in Greece and so factional strife remained. In 561, the former military leader Pisistratus (c.600-527 B
Steph Copplin

Greece, A History of Ancient Greece, Draco and Solon Laws - 0 views

    Some information on Draco. Could be helpful.
Nathan Kench

Democracy begins at Athens - 0 views

    • Nathan Kench
      this site has alot of info that backs up other sources.
    From Solon to Cleisthenes
Linley Morley

Solon and Cleithenes Information - 0 views

    lots of information on Solon and a bit on Cleithenes :) good source.
Erik Underwood

Chronicle P (ABC 22) - 2 views

    • Erik Underwood
      This site provides transalations of Assyrian and Babylonian records
    • Erik Underwood
      Information about Tukulti-Ninurta
    This site provides translations of Assyrian and Babylonian records. This page is a translation of an Babylonian text about Tukulti-Ninurta.
    This is a translation of a primary source.
Letitia Dall

Astronomy and Ancient Religion - 0 views

    • Letitia Dall
      This has good information, but a bit complicated and difficult to understand.
Sam Morgan

Ur-Nammu - FREE Ur-Nammu Biography | Facts, Pictures, Information! - 0 views

    "Divinely Sent"
David Hilton

Proquest K-12 - Login - 0 views

    • David Hilton
      username: 70-61369 password: bigchalk
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