Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Ancient Athens


Murtaza Pirzada

on 14 September 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Ancient Athens

The Ancient Athens Introduction Our presentation is about The Ancient Athens. Ancient Athens is a very interesting topic. We hope you learn a lot in our presentation about Ancient Athens. We will talk about the Geography of Greece a bit as well as their democracy. Of course, they're the founders of our democratic system. They had strict laws in their culture yet they still influence democracy in a way. What Was Ancient Athens? Ancient Athens was "Ancient" as you know. It was around 400-300 BC which is a strange thing because they influenced our modern democracy a lot, so basically our modern democratic system is based off Ancient Athens. Ancient Athens had a variety of specific classes, that our modern society does not use any more because it was not completely perfect and fair to all types of people living in Athens. There were 6 classes in Ancient Athens. Roles Men who were not slaves belonged to one of these 2 classes: Citizens or Metics

Women in Ancient Athens were known as caregivers, but had little independence. Their roles were: cooking, cleaning, weaving, spinning, caring for children and organizing slaves (to do their jobs). Women could not hold government positions or vote. They could however, influence the men in their family or gossip. They got news of the city through male relatives, servants and visits to the Agora. Men (Citizens) were
free men born in Athens
and had Athenian born
parents. Only men could
be citizens. They were
expected to provide
military service, participate in the
assembly and be in the Boule (if
picked). They would also have to
pay taxes and send their children
to school (if they had enough
money). Men (Metics) who were foreigners
living in Athens. They were
expected to perform in military
services, they could also send
their sons to school
(if they had enough
money). They also had to pay taxes
just like citizens. They needed a
Citizen to sponsor them or else they
would be enslaved. They could not
own property without permission
from Citizens. They could also not
hold government positions, though
they could influence Citizens. Children had different
responsibilities depending on
their gender. If they were
boys they could go to
school (if they had enough
money) they were expected to train for military service. Girls were supposed to stay at home and learn many household skills for there future families. School was expensive, so boys from less wealthy families could not go to school. Instead, they helped in family businesses making, such as farming or sandal making. Slaves Slaves were a class of people in ancient Athens. They were men, women, and children owned by others., and could be bought ad sold. They were often people caught in wars. Their jobs and value depended on their age, education, skills and strength. Slaves could not vote, own land, or make decisions about their owners, their work, & location. Egypt Boule Assembly Citizens Male Metics Slaves Women Female Metics Canada Athenian Democracy V.S. Canadian Democracy Athenian democracy was different than Canadian
democracy because democracy means "peoples
power" and basically as we were showing you
in previous slides we showed you the different classes
of people in Athens, which shows that most people
didn't have lots of power and some people didn't
have any power at all, for example: Slaves didn't have any
power at all.
Canadian democracy has 4 main elements to it: Freedom,
Justice, Equity and Representation. Though, Canadian
democratic properties still have some of the same structure
for democracy as Athens. Athenian democracy V.S Canadian Democracy
(Voting Principles) Athenian democracy had different voting principles
than Canadian voting principles. They had direct
democracy (which means they all voted on every issue).
Canadian democracy has different principles. Citizens
vote for a certain representative that represents the Citizens. The representatives made important decisions if they are elected by the Citizens. Russia The Charter Of Rights & Freedoms Athenian Charter
Of Rights And
Freedoms Mobility Rights- Anyone can leave Athens and return
without need of a passport. They can also travel anywhere
in Athens and have a type of transportation. Fundamental Freedoms- Foreigners and Citizens are allowed to practice their own religion. Metics can host peaceful meetings and to express their opinions. Equality Rights- Slaves and Metics live free of discrimination and poverty. Everyone is equal, no matter of their race, religion, skin color, gender, age etc. Legal Rights- Everyone in Greece may feel free and safe. They are innocent until proven guilty, and may have a quick public trial. Greece Crete Argos Athens Sparta Calgary Athens Municipal Government (Government for the City) Athens Had a municipal Government is basically called the Boule. The Boule was made by a couple of random selections, so basically it was a sort of draw. Calgary's municipal government takes care of Calgary and provides care for it's residents. By: Murtaza & Raiyan Ancient Athens This is how Athens looks like today
Full transcript