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In 500 BCE the government in Greece was just starting to form The Athenian government was direct democracy A democracy is when citizens can make decisions about the way that the government is run The Spartan government was an oligarchy An oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a select few Comparing the governments of the two main Greek city-states Athens and Sparta I would prefer to reside in Athens In Athens every adult male over the age of eighteen could speak and resolve problems vote on every idea proposed be part of the Ecclesia Assembly and stand for public office In Sparta the Assembly of Citizens consisted of all male citizens over the age of 30 To be a citizen in Sparta one must be the descendant of two parents who were born in Sparta The Assembly would meet once a month outside the city and the council would explain the issues to the people Then the citizens would vote on the issues Unlike Athens the Spartans would vote by shouting and whichever side shouted the loudest would win the vote Therefore the Spartans way of governing the city-state was incompetent and unjust The Council of Five Hundred was the group of people in Athens that was just above the Ecclesia Assembly They brought issues to the Assembly to vote on To be a member of the Council of Five Hundred one had to be over 30 years of age Since citizens could only be members of the Council once in their lives most everyone had the opportunity to be on it In Sparta there was a Council of Elders called Gerousia These 28 aristocrats over the age of 60 advised the kings The Elders prepared business for the Assembly to vote on They also acted as a law court The Athenian Council of Five Hundred was much more just because everyone who was in the Assembly
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