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Societies of the Bronze Age and Ancient Greeks

The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age is a time period when bronze replaced stone as the preferred materials for making tools and weapons. This led to progress in farming and brought with it changes in the way people live. Some groups of the Bronze Age people developed early writing and other important advances included irrigation, the wheel and the potter’s wheel.

The Ancient Greeks

Athens ostracised someone the people didn’t like (excluding them from society).By vote of the Assembly, any person could be banished from Athens .You didn’t get a hearing or a trial; you had to leave. This ostracism only lasted for 10 years. After that, you could come back and live in Athens again .And the Assembly played no favourites. The great Aristides, hero of the Persian war, (he was called back after only two years, though) Athens had a court system made up of judges and juries. Judges decided minor cases, but some of the major cases were decided in front of a jury. As a juror, you were chosen by a lot of people and served for a year. Jury cases were argued with just the accuser and the accused making statements. No judge was present, and the jury’s decision was blinding. No appeal was possible.