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It’s 427 BCE, and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient Greek world is in its fourth year. Athens is facing a big decision: what to do with the people of Mytilene, a city on the island of Lesbos where a revolt against Athenian rule has just been put down. How did these kinds of decisions get made? Robert Garland outlines a day in the life of Athenian democracy.
Lesson by Robert Garland, animation by Zedem Media.
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TED-Ed, . (2018, June 10). A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1386/
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