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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Athens, 424 BCE It is daybreak on a Tuesday, and already the day is beginning to warm. As usual, you wake up at sunrise to the sound of ritual singing coming from the courtyard. Your household slave has risen early and sings to the dawn as she prepares

Athenian Democracy

By Ben Potter Athens, July 514 BC. Two of Athens’ most disgruntled sons, Harmodius and Aristogeiton become forever known as ‘The Tyrannicides’. With their swords plunged into the Tyrant Hipparchus, these two soon-to-be martyrs become the symbol of Athenian democracy. This is because these brave men’s actions paved the way for Athens to unfetter herself