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Greek Comparison The Greeks were in my opinion the pioneers of a functional government I admire how they ran thier government especially in Athens In earliest times Athens was governed by a monarchy A monarchy is a Greek work meaning ruled by one Soldiers handpicked their new leader and put him into power Monarchy did not last long in Athens In 800 BC the Athenians built a new government called an oligarchy which means ruled by the few In 600 and 500 BC some leaders were known as tyrants A tyranny is an unjust government led by someone who has taken power By 508 BC democracy started in Athens Greece had one of the first democracies ever wwwfcpsk12vausOakViewESharris96-97agespagesgreecegovernmenthtml In Greece democracy meant Power of the people although women couldnt vote or run for office Citizens who were 18 and male could be council members judges or government officials All three jobs lasted only one year and not one single person got paid for their services The assembly would meet at the Acropolis four days every month wwwfcpsk12vausOakViewESharris96-97agespagesgreecegovernmenthtml Rome had a republic which was very similar to that of Ancient Greece Considering the fact that Rome was in my opinion a copy of Greece Roman architecture is very much like that of Greece With the column ornamented buildings marble carvings and gigantic marble statues of heroes and the gods and goddesses Speaking of gods and goddesses Greek mythology and Roman mythology went hand in hand The most similar sophisticated early civilization to Greece was Rome It is obvious that the Romans got the idea for their religion from the Greeks All of the Roman Gods were the same Gods the Greeks worshiped only with different names This carried on until the rise of Christianity which is a complete other paper topic The worship of many gods was very common among early civilizations The Egyptians and the Celts are just two examples The Celts had many
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