What were Athens ruled by?
Athens did not have a king, it was ruled by the people as a democracy. The people of Athens believed that no one group of people should make the laws and so citizens could choose the government officials, and vote for or against new laws. The people of Athens chose their ruler.
What were the territories in Greece called?
The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.
What is another name for Athens?
In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for athens, like: athínai, capital of Greece, Greek capital, Panteion, MyAthens and http-www-athens-ac-uk.
Who killed Pericles?
One of the victims of the plague that swept Athens in 430 BC was Pericles himself. According to the historian Thucydides: ‘… The plague seized Pericles, not with sharp and violent fits, but with a dull lingering distemper, wasting the strength of his body and undermining his noble soul.