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16. Athenian Democracy (cont.)

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Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205)

In this lecture, Professor Kagan continues to discuss the constitution of Athens. In particular, he explores the judicial workings of Athens. He describes in detail the effort of the Athenians to create a system of justice that would not only minimize tampering, in order to insure justice, but also maximize citizen participation. After this discussion, Professor Kagan comments on the role of women in Athens by looking at two types of sources. The picture that emerges is considerably complex and left without resolution. Finally, he comments on the role of slaves. In each of these discussions, he draws illuminating analogies to our modern society.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Judicial
09:51 - Chapter 2. Flaws in the Athenian Democratic System
40:20 - Chapter 3. Women's Roles in Athenian Society
54:16 - Chapter 4. Slavery in Athenian Society
01:07:37 - Chapter 5. Question and Answer

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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