Founders of democracy unsung | Part 1: Cleisthenes’ democracy

In ancient Athens, the founder of its democracy, Cleisthenes son of Megacles, and the re-founder of the democracy after the terror of the “Thirty”, Thrasybulus son of Lycus, were barely celebrated by their fellow citizens, if at all, and then their names were allowed to fall into obscurity. In part 1 we start by looking at Cleisthenes' democracy. Read more