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Citizenship in athens

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Social Studies Middle School

Citizenship in Athens

In ancient Greece, people were thrown out or ostracized from the city because they broke the rules. Anyone could get ostracized – kicked out of the city for 10 years – based on voting done by the citizens using broken pieces of pottery. This public radio story explores the nature of corruption and voter fraud in ancient Athens.

Ancient Civilization Civics/Government Ancient Greece

Story Length: 3:26

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Oregon Public Broadcasting, distributed by PRX

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