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Ecclesia (ancient Athens)

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The ecclesia or ekklesia (ἐκκλησία) was the principal assembly of the democracy of ancient Athens. [1]

17 relations: Ancient Agora of Athens, Apella, Areopagus, Athenian democracy, Boule (ancient Greece), Classical Athens, Constitution of the Athenians (Aristotle), Ekklesiasterion, Heliaia, Mytilenian Debate, Pericles, Pnyx, Scythians, Solon, Solonian Constitution, Strategos, Theatre of Dionysus.

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.

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The Apella (Ἀπέλλα) was the popular deliberative assembly in the Ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, corresponding to the ecclesia in most other Greek states.

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The Areopagus is a prominent rock outcropping located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

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Athenian democracy

Athenian democracy developed around the fifth century BC in the Greek city-state (known as a polis) of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica, and is often described as the first known democracy in the world.

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Boule (ancient Greece)

In cities of ancient Greece, the boule (βουλή, boulē; plural βουλαί, boulai) was a council of over 500 citizens (βουλευταί, bouleutai) appointed to run daily affairs of the city.

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Classical Athens

The city of Athens (Ἀθῆναι, Athênai a.tʰɛ̂ː.nai̯; Modern Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athínai) during the classical period of Ancient Greece (508–322 BC) was the major urban center of the notable polis (city-state) of the same name, located in Attica, Greece, leading the Delian League in the Peloponnesian War against Sparta and the Peloponnesian League.

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Constitution of the Athenians (Aristotle)

The Constitution of the Athenians or the Athenian Constitution (Greek: Ἀθηναίων πολιτεία, Athenaion Politeia; Latin: Atheniensium Respublica) is a work by Aristotle or one of his students.

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In ancient Greece the ekklesiasterion (ἐκκλησιαστήριον) was the meeting place of the popular assembly (ekklesia) in a democratic Greek city-state (polis, plural poleis).

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Heliaia or Heliaea (Ἡλιαία; Doric: Ἁλία Halia) was the supreme court of ancient Athens.

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Mytilenian Debate

The Mytilenian Debate (also spelled "Mytilenean Debate" or "Mytilenaean Debate") in the Athenian Assembly concerned reprisals against the city-state of Mytilene, which had attempted unsuccessfully to shake off Athenian hegemony, during the Peloponnesian War.

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Pericles (Περικλῆς Periklēs, in Classical Attic; c. 495 – 429 BC) was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age — specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.

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The Pnyx (Πνύξ; Πνύκα, Pnyka) is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece.

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or Scyths (from Greek Σκύθαι, in Indo-Persian context also Saka), were a group of Iranian people, known as the Eurasian nomads, who inhabited the western and central Eurasian steppes from about the 9th century BC until about the 1st century BC.

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Solon (Σόλων Sólōn; BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet.

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Solonian Constitution

The Solonian Constitution was created by Solon in the early 6th century BC.

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Strategos or Strategus, plural strategoi, (στρατηγός, pl.; Doric Greek: στραταγός, stratagos; meaning "army leader") is used in Greek to mean military general.

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Theatre of Dionysus

The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major theatre in Athens, considered to be the world's first theatre, built at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesia_(ancient_Athens)

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