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Cleis·the·nes 1

 (klīs′thə-nēz′) or Clis·the·nes (klĭs′-) fl. sixth century bc.
Greek tyrant of Sicyon who led the Ionian population of the region in a revolt against the Dorians.

Cleis·the·nes 2

 (klīs′thə-nēz′) or Clis·the·nes (klĭs′-) 570?-after 508 bc.
Athenian statesman who enacted the legal reforms of Solon, replaced the older family-based political organization with one based on locality, and is generally regarded as the founder of Athenian democracy.


(Biography) 6th century bc, Athenian statesman: democratized the political structure of Athens


(ˈklaɪs θəˌniz)

fl. c515–c495 B.C., Athenian statesman.
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In 508 BC, Cleisthenes established the foundation of what we call the Athenian democracy by dividing up the traditional tribal alliances into a more modernized voting system.
As indicated, the notorious impiety trials of 400/39 had much to do with protecting the structures and customs that underpinned the Athenian democracy, and while much changed over time, it is perhaps significant that after Cleisthenes introduced the system based on ten tribes each made up of three trittyes from three different regions of Attica (the city, the inland and coastal areas), each trittys made up of demes calculated to give each tribe roughly the same number of citizens, the number of demes rose by only three, up to the time that Hadrian increased the number of tribes from twelve to thirteen in 127/8, and added a new deme, labelled Antinoeis.
An extensive afterword teaches the reader more about what history has recorded of the time, including controversies about some of the era's biggest players (even today, historians disagree whether the legendary "father of democracy" Cleisthenes was a selfless reformer, a manipulative opportunist, or somewhere in between).
states that Cleisthenes (508-7 BC) known as the father of Athenian democracy was tasked with building on the efforts of Solon learnt from the source--Africa through Egypt.
The introduction of the world's first democratic society in Athens under Cleisthenes in 508 BC coincided with the rise of Classical Greece that produced major human advancements in the areas of art, architecture, literature, science and medicine, mathematics, politics, philosophy, and of course, theatre - all of which have had a lasting and incomparable influence on the West.
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Lycurgus in Sparta and Solon and Cleisthenes in Athens), while the Roman commonwealth 'was not shaped by one man's talent but by that of many; and not in any person's lifetime, but over many generations'.
To use a historical analogy, ere Cleisthenes was able to establish the world's first true democracy in ancient Athens he had to demolish the tribes into which the population was divided.
Significantly, the connections between military service and performance were institutionalized by the democratic reforms of Cleisthenes in the late sixth century.