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Sixth century b.c. :

Solon establishes a timocracy in Athens, a form of government controlled by the richest members of society. Prior to Solon's reforms, Athenian law permits the rich to own the best lands and monopolize government. Solon quickly begins constitutional reforms in Athens that bring about more moderation. Solon believes in reform, not revolution.

Today: Although ownership of property is no longer a requirement for a voice in government, in a very real sense, economic power still remains an important determinant of political rule. Greek ideas of democracy were influential in the establishment of the ideals of democracy established in the United States, but, just as it was in ancient Greece, financial power continues to exercise a disproportionate voice in government politics.

Sixth Century b.c. :

The first suggestion of the origins of Greek theatre are thought to have begun in the late sixth century...

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