15. Athenian Democracy
Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the mechanics of the Delian League and its transformation into the Athenian empire. This transformation caused Athens to rival Sparta as an equal in power and prestige. He also argues that this process took place rather smoothly due to the good relations between Sparta and Athens. Professor Kagan argues that Cimon the Athenian generally played an important part in this development. Finally, Professor Kagan begins to describe the workings of Athenian democracy by comparing it with modern American democracy. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Rise of the Athenian Empire (Cont.) 10:25 - Chapter 2. Competition for Power between Sparta and Athens 15:51 - Chapter 3. Cimon, His Popularity and Rise to Power 30:29 - Chapter 4. The Thasian Rebellion and the Eventual Removal of Cimon 42:59 - Chapter 5. A Fuller Athenian Democracy 55:12 - Chapter 6. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Legislative 01:04:42 - Chapter 7. Organization of Athenian Democracy: The Executive Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.