Dr Michael Scott and the Acropolis, Athens

Dr Michael Scott walks through the Acropolis Museum, Athens. He talks of the great Athenian aristocrat Solon, who attempted to control luxury through social harmony and compromise. But Solon didn’t achieve the stability he was looking for and 6th C Athens was a crisis of competition.

Dr Michael Scott goes on to talk about democracy, which was established in Athens in 508 BC. He stands on a hill in front of the Acropolis and talks of Cleisthenes and Isonomia – absolute equality and egalitarian rights for every citizen.

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