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Growth of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Summary: Analyzes the growth of democracy in ancient Greece and discusses how Greek democracy influenced western civilization. Reviews the legal and political systems of ancient Greece.

As we have seen it, it was the Greeks who gave the Western world the growth of democracy. Greek democracy happened when Greece actually became a cosmopolitan culture. Their democracy was a direct democratic system rather than a representative one. They believed that individuals should be free as long as they acted within the laws of Greece. This allowed them the opportunity to excel in any direction they chose. Individuality, as the Greeks viewed it, was the basis of their society. The citizens' views in Greece were all part of the polis. Each city-state had its own personality, goals, laws and customs. As these city-states formed interest shifted from nature to social living; questions of law and convention and civic values became paramount. This change gave a little instability in their government because they did not yet have any professional politicians, lawyers or judges.

Greece was not a...

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