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1

the most important government body in ancient Athens was called

the assembly

2

where did the assembly meet

the pnyx

3

how often did the assembly meet

every 10 days

4

who could attend the assembly

those who were citizens

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the council was led by the...

chairman

6

who are the magistrates

they are the people like the council members who were chosen by the lottery

7

magistrates acted like..

judges

8

how long did the chairman last for

it lasted for one day

9

how was the chairman chosen

from a lottery

10

what are metics

metics were free to work and live as they chose. but they also had to pay taxes and obey the law like citizens.they can not participate in the government

11

what were the role of women in ancient Athens

they were not citizens so they could not vote, they also could not leave the house without a male guardian

12

what age do male athenens serve in the army

when they are older than 18-20`

13

What was the purpose of slaves

they were the people who had to serve there rulers and were not aloud to vote or do anything unless there ruler told them to.

14

the ideas we have about democracy today comes from

ancient athens in greece

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what is the meaning about Ancient

more then 2500 years ago

16

what are city states

were separated from each other because of the landscape of Greece.

17

each city in Greece has there own

government and law

18

some city states were ruled by cruel

Tyrants

19

Who are citizens

citizens are the people who were born in Athens and only the male citizens of Athens could participate in voting and governing.

20

name the three pillars of Ancient Athens

1. the assembly
2. the council of 500
3.the court

21

how did athens vote

by showing hand or using stones

22

what is a decree

a decree is a official decision made by someone in authority

23

what is the council of 500

full time government made out up of 500 citizens

24

what is is magistrate

government official who works for the court

25

what is the court

the court is place were athenians went if they were wronged by someone

26

who is the defendant

person who is accused by the crime

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who is the plaintiff

person who is bringing out the complaint

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what is the jury

the jury is a group of people chosen by lottery who help make a decision about the group