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  Cleisthenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cleisthenes (also Clisthenes or Kleisthenes) was a noble Athenian of the accursed Alcmeonidate family.
He was related to the tyrant Cleisthenes of Sicyon, through the latter's daughter Agariste and her husband Megacles.
Cleisthenes also seems to have introduced ostracism (first used in 487 BC), whereby the citizens voted to exile a citizen for 10 years.
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Cleisthenes was a noble Athenian of the accursed Alcmeonidate family.
Consequently, Cleisthenes left Athens as an exile, and Isagoras was singly unrivalled in power inside the city, and attempted to establish an oligarchy.
Cleisthenes was subsequently recalled, along with the hundreds of exiles, and he assumed leadership of Athens.
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 BookRags: Cleisthenes Biography
Cleisthenes ran for leadership of Athens at the head of a noble faction favoring oligarchy; he was defeated by Isagoras, a friend of the Spartan king Cleomenes.
Cleisthenes returned, a committed democrat, to reform the constitution in favor of a moderate democracy.
Cleisthenes provided an alternative to clan loyalty by registering the citizens by residence as members of a deme, a small area analogous to an English parish.
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 How did the Athenian constitution develop during the period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cleisthenes and the Alcmaeonids would have been excluded from this as they were not friends with the archon at the time.
Cleisthenes' reorganisation was complex, but its general aim seems to have been to undermine existing political alliances among aristocrats in the interests of greater democracy, and benefit the Alcmaeonid plan to the greatest possible extent.
Cleisthenes does not address Athens's foreign policy but from the installation of the democracy the foreign relations deteriorate rapidly.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /Essays/clisthen.htm   (1902 words)

 Democracy begins at Athens
Cleisthenes was a member of the most famous political family in Athens, the Alcmaeonids.
Cleisthenes then formed his 10 new tribes by combining one trittyes from different parts of Attica, one from the coastal region, one from the city, and one from inland.
Cleisthenes increased the power of the Assembly largely by making use of it to push through his reforms.
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 CLEISTHENES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cleisthenes is regarded as the founder of Athenian democracy.
Cleisthenes served as chief archon in Athens in 525 BC.
His most important innovation was the basing of individual political responsibility on citizenship of a city rather than on membership of a clan.
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Tyrant of the Peloponnesian city of Sicyon and maternal grandfather of the Athenian statesman Cleisthenes (2).
His wealth and prestige are apparent in the historian Herodotus' tale of how Cleisthenes hosted his daughter Agariste's 13 suitors at his palace for a year, observing them in sport, discourse, and so on, and gauging their aristocratic qualifications for marrying his daughter.
The suitors came from various parts of the Greek world, but Cleisthenes favored two Athenians: Megacles, son of Alcmaeon of the clan of the Alcmaeonids, and Hippocleides, son of Teisander of the Philaid clan.
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Cleisthenes began his career as a privileged aristocrat in a political arena of Tyrants and aristocrats; but, whether through pure ambition or genuine convictions, he used his influence to reorganize the government to enlarge the common people's rights.
into the noble Athenian clan of the Alcmaeonids, Cleisthenes (Greek: Kleisthenes) was son of the politician Megacles and of Agariste, daughter of the Sicyonian tyrant Cleisthenes (2).
By means of Cleisthenes' complicated gerrymandering, each new tribe was made to consist of several demes (an average of about 14, but the actual numbers varied between six and 21).
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Cleisthenes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was a member of the Alcmaeonidae family through his mother, a niece of Cleisthenes.
He first came to prominence as an opponent of the Areopagus (462) and as one of the prosecutors of Cimon, whom he replaced in influence.
Sicyon was founded by Argos and attained its greatest power under the tyrant Cleisthenes in the 6th cent.
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He was a member of the Athenian clan called the Alcmaeonidae or "descendants of Alcmaeon" (remember the Cylonian episode in the 630's B.C., Megacles the archon [an ancestor of this Megacles]; and the curse of the Alcmaeonidai?).
Cleisthenes may be identified as the father of the Athenian democracy.
The names Cleisthenes chose for his ten new tribes suggest that one of his aims was to promote a sense of Athenian nationalism.
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 Victor Davis Hanson on NRO
An array of young suitors were vying for the daughter of Cleisthenes, the wealthy despot of the prosperous city-state of Sicyon.
The haughty Cleisthenes kept them under suspenseful audit for a year, in a sort of humiliating and non-ending nitpicking examination to find the perfect — and most submissive — son-in-law.
Cleisthenes could take no more of such shamelessness, and finally barked out, "Young Cleisthenes, you have just danced yourself out of a marriage." Oblivious, the now liberated ex-suitor paid him no heed, kept up his dancing, and in his exhilaration barked back, "Hippocleides don't care."
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The nebulous quality of the task has made the undercover sound of its name even more appropriate: "The Cleisthenes Project." The goal is for Cleisthenes to look down on state lawmakers from perches in both the Ohio House and Senate.
It was a PBS documentary on the early Greeks, and it featured Cleisthenes (pronounced KLICE-thuh- neez).
Cleisthenes, sometimes spelled Kleisthenes, mostly has been ignored.
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 cleisthenes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cleisthenes decides to "take the people [demos] into his party" (Hdt.
Isagoras seeks help of King Cleomenes of Sparta, invokes curse of Alcmeonids to expel Cleisthenes and 700 Athenian families.
Cleomenes proposes to dissolve council (boule) and make Isagoras and 300 into new council to be "masters of the city".
www.union.edu /PUBLIC/CLSDEPT/classics21/outlines/cleisthenes.htm   (197 words)

 Review of unique Greek approaches to democracy by Cleisthenes
First, Cleisthenes responded to tyrants--aristocrats who tried to bypass collective aristocratic rule by directly appealing to the masses--by allowing people's direct political participation through establishing the institutions of the Ecclesia, the Council of 500 and the People's Court, thereby undercutting any prospective tyrants' aspirations.
By allowing them institutionalized political participation, Cleisthenes was catering to their demand.
It is worthy of note that despite his extreme democracy, Cleisthenes did not do away with the Areopagus or the Archons, representations of elite rule.
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 Cleisthenes of Sicyon - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cleisthenes of Sicyon - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cleisthenes of Sicyon (early 6th century bc), absolute ruler, or tyrant, of the ancient Greek city of Sicyon.
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 Ancient Greece: Athens
Cleisthenes, an Alcmaeonid noble, rallied popular support and threatened the power of Isagoras, who promptly called for the Spartans again.
The Spartans invaded a second time, and Cleisthenes was expelled, but soon a popular uprising swept Isagoras from power and installed Cleisthenes.
The Assembly, which included all male citizens, was allowed to veto any of the council's proposals and was the only branch of government that could declare war.
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 Review of unique Greek approaches to democracy by Cleisthenes
Situated on the Apennine Peninsula with low running hills running through the middle, the Roman Civilization developed on an agricultural economy that gradually enveloped not only the whole peninsula but all the Mediterranean world.
Rome after the 2nd C. The Roman Republic developed a checks and balances system, in a somewhat different way from the Athenian one during the time of Cleisthenes.
The establishment of the plebeian assembly in 494 led to greater plebeian participation in the government, especially in 287 BC, when decisions and legislation of the plebeian assembly were binding on the entire Roman citizenry.
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 Prometheus Books
Most striking is [the authors'] 'geometrical vision of Cleisthenes' reform,' the relationship they explore between the 'geometric vision of the world such as it was being formulated by Anaximander, and the political vision of a rational and homogeneous city, such as was achieved by Cleisthenes.'" - Choice
First published in French in 1964, Cleisthenes the Athenian has become the classic study of the philosophical, political, and aesthetic background and significance of these reforms.
Pierre Vidal-Naquet is Director of Studies at the +cole des Hautes +tudes en Sciences Sociales and Director of the Centre Louis Gernet de Recherches ComparTes sur les SociTt¦es Anciennes.
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 Cleisthenes - MSN Encarta
Cleisthenes (570?-507 bc), statesman, who introduced democratic government to ancient Athens.
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 AllRefer.com - Cleisthenes (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Cleisthenes (Ancient History, Greece, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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He was the head of his family, the Alcmaeonidae, after the exile of Hippias, and with Spartan help had made himself undisputed ruler of Athens by 506
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 Alpha Rho Chi - Cleisthenes Lost Brothers
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 Salt Lake City Weekly - Cleisthenes Wept
I’ve heard a few proud Icelanders argue that their proud island was home to the world’s first naturally occurring democracy when Vikings settled there sometime in 870.
Still, everyone knows the story of Cleisthenes of Athens in the sixth century B.C. Coming back home to Athens after the expulsion of the Spartans, and no doubt tired of violent conflict, he chanced upon a novel way of deciding civic questions.
Just put a colored stone inside a sack.
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