Towns quickly grew too big to feed everybody.
Because the grass was greener on the other side of the street.
Towns around Greece erupted in violence.
Religious disputes forced many to move.
A devastating plague hit many royal families.
Early kings were not well educated.
The nobles who often did much of the work demanded a share of the power.
Nobles held secret councils to remove the kings.
Tyrants kept their promises.
Citizens could withdraw their support and remove a tyrant.
Tyrants were considered to be kinder than kings.
A tyrant came to power with support of the people.
Anyone who was registered to vote.
Only adult males born in the area.
All who lived within the city limits.
Anyone who had graduated from an Athenian school.
No. Only the votes of adults were counted.
No. Only a small minority of the population was allowed to participate.
Yes. Everyone was welcome to vote and the largest number of votes won.
Yes. All but foreigners could participate and they were only a small part of the population.
There were no judges or lawyers.
Someone found guilty of a crime could pay a slave to serve their sentence.
Jurors held up a red rope to indicate when they had a question.
There were hundreds of jurors.
"Meet me at the Agora."
"One man, one vote."
"Rule by the people."
Democracy, Tyranny, Monarchy, Oligarchy
Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Tyranny
Monarchy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, Democracy
Tyranny, Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy
It was where citizens met to discuss important issues.
It was where all voting took place.
It was where trials were held.
It was where families went to do their shopping.