Visual Timeline: Democracy

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594 BCE - 593 BCE: In Athens the archon Solon lays the foundations for democracy.
 
 
508 BCE: Reforms by Cleisthenes establishes democracy in Athens.
 
487 BCE - 486 BCE: Archons begin to be appointed by lot in Athens.
 
 
462 BCE - 458 BCE: Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
 
461 BCE: Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
 
460 BCE - 320 CE: Period of full and direct citizen democracy in Athens.
 
 
447 BCE - 386 BCE: The Boeotian federation has a minimum property requirement for participation in the democratic assembly.
 
403 BCE: Restoration of the democracy in Athens, death of the tyrant Critias.
 
395 BCE: Democracy is established on Rhodes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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