The Greeks

Original Democracy vs. Ours

Clip: Episode 3 | 3m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

We like to think we live in a democracy but an ancient Athenian might beg to differ. Unlike our system where citizens are beholden to the will of chosen leaders, in early Greece each person voted on laws, funding measures, or whether or not a leader should remain in power.

Aired: 07/04/16

Rating: TV-PG

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