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  • 594 BCE - 593 BCE
    In Athens the archon Solon lays the foundations for democracy.
  • c. 508 BCE
    Reforms by Cleisthenes establishes democracy in Athens.
  • 507 BCE
    Cleisthenes establishes new form of government, Democracy, in Athens.
  • 487 BCE - 486 BCE
    Archons begin to be appointed by lot in Athens.
  • 462 BCE - 461 BCE
    Radicalisation of democracy in Athens; Cimon exiled, Pericles comes to exercise influence.
  • c. 462 BCE - 458 BCE
    Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
  • 461 BCE
    Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
  • 447 BCE - 386 BCE
    The Boeotian federation has a minimum property requirement for participation in the democratic assembly.
  • 411 BCE
    The oligarchy of the 400 take over the democracy in Athens and in a matter of months is replaced by an oligarchy of 5000.
  • 403 BCE
    Restoration of the democracy in Athens, death of the tyrant Critias.
  • 395 BCE
    Democracy is established on Rhodes.
  • 307 BCE
    Democracy is restored in Athens.

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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.
 
507 BCE: Cleisthenes establishes new form of government, Democracy, in Athens.
 
487 BCE - 486 BCE: Archons begin to be appointed by lot in Athens.
 
462 BCE - 461 BCE: Radicalisation of democracy in Athens; Cimon exiled, Pericles comes to exercise influence.
 
 
462 BCE - 458 BCE: Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
 
461 BCE: Pericles leads the democratic party and ostracizes Cimon.
 
 
447 BCE - 386 BCE: The Boeotian federation has a minimum property requirement for participation in the democratic assembly.
 
 
411 BCE: The oligarchy of the 400 take over the democracy in Athens and in a matter of months is replaced by an oligarchy of 5000.
 
403 BCE: Restoration of the democracy in Athens, death of the tyrant Critias.
 
395 BCE: Democracy is established on Rhodes.
 
307 BCE: Democracy is restored in Athens.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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