The Origins of Democracy
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization
Taught by Professor Jeremy McInerney | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Cleisthenes recognized that the common Athenian was a more potent political force than any aristocrat, and used this knowledge to take control of an Athens newly freed from the Peisistratid tyranny. Under his rule, the Athenians established the elements of democratic governance.