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How Athenian Democracy Was Born - Ancient Greece DOCUMENTARY

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Comments • 962

  • Kings and Generals
    Kings and Generals  2 years ago +777

    Democracy is good

    • Zubi
      Zubi 2 years ago +55

      - Liberty Prime

    • Hüseyin Koçak
      Hüseyin Koçak 2 years ago +97

      controversial statements huh

    • Hüseyin Koçak
      Hüseyin Koçak 2 years ago +3

      @Mark Collins ur technically first.

    • Hkarmy
      Hkarmy 2 years ago +38

      Democracy dies in the dark, and tyranny dies under the light
      ~Someone philosophical, but not me :p
      Also well made video :)

    • Vysogota
      Vysogota 2 years ago +62

      Socrates hated democracy.

  • Sergi Alcolea De La Gala
    Sergi Alcolea De La Gala 2 years ago +186

    I know this channel is focused on military historical events, battles, sieges,... But those videos like this one where you talk about ancient political systems, religion, technological advancements, or simply ancient ways of life have become my favourite ones. Thanks a lot for your work! :D

    • Chad Lee
      Chad Lee Year ago +6

      I agree completely. Not only is it more interesting than details of battles. It is much more important historically. Armchair generalling is just a sort of guilty pleasure for me.

    • Ikwaak Dhillon
      Ikwaak Dhillon Year ago

      @Chad Lee fr

  • Slingshot99
    Slingshot99 2 years ago +136

    More documentaries about Greece, please!

    • Nikos Tombris
      Nikos Tombris 2 years ago +14

      If we see Greece and Rome as the two parts of a common grecoroman culture they do a lot of videos about it ( Ancient Greece , classical Rome and Eastern Roman Empire-Byzantium )

    • Nikos Tombris
      Nikos Tombris 2 years ago +2

      @Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire Γεια σου ρε Trantor , έχουμε κάνει εμείς ιστορικές συζητήσεις στο Cognosco team . Ορθότατο σχόλιο στον αλλοδαπό φίλο .

    • Χρηστος Χολεβας
      Χρηστος Χολεβας 2 years ago

      @Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire εξαιρετικο σχολιο

    • Χρηστος Χολεβας
      Χρηστος Χολεβας 2 years ago

      επιπλεον χαιρομαι ιδιαιτερα που βρισκω ελληνες στα σχολια και μαλιστα ατομα που γνωριζουν το cognosco team

    • Nikos Tombris
      Nikos Tombris 2 years ago +5

      @Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire Ναι έτσι είναι ακριβώς . Αν θυμάμαι έχουμε κάνει συζητήσεις πολλές φορές παλαιότερα ( Καλοκαίρι- Φθινόπωρο 2020 ) αλλα μπορεί να κάνω και λάθος . Τέλος πάντων καλή συνέχεια και μπράβο για τις ιστορικές σου γνώσεις . Δεν είμαστε τόσο λίγοι τελικά οι ... μυημένοι στα τις ιστορίας ( τα σοβαρά όχι τα του ελληνικού σχολείου που είναι σκόρπιες πληροφορίες )

  • Chris D
    Chris D 2 years ago +180

    It is really astonishing that in a such small time period so many sciences were invented and flourished as well as the amazing huge number of such influential figures, being talked and analysed even nowadays.

    • Zach Omara
      Zach Omara 2 years ago +23

      The freer a society, the more innovation happens. It happened in Greece, Rome, Britain, and now the US.

    • Chris D
      Chris D 2 years ago +14

      @Zach Omara I couldn’t agree more. But my comment was more to the short time period . there is nothing similar at least to my knowledge . It was like someone put together in the same place and time period Great minds

    • Chris D
      Chris D 2 years ago

      @Withme Verissimus Whostoned thanks, really interesting but with very minimal impact to our west civilization. what is your take away from ermis main points of philosophy?

    • Georgios_
      Georgios_ 2 years ago +18

      @Zach Omara It most likely also has to do with the fact that the Greeks lived at a communal level, which made inside competition in Greece more of a determining factor, while also retaining Panhellenic ties and allying with deep trust of one another in times of foreign invasion, for example the Persians. Each polis also had incentive to create a unique factor of itself to boost the separate identity of its people, for example Sparta had extremely strong land forces, Athens a very good navy and trade, Smyrna many philosophers, Syracuse great scientists and inventors etc.

    • CDA 21-22
      CDA 21-22 2 years ago +4

      @Chris D What about the first Century of Abbasid Rule? They laid the groundwork for European renaisance and the modern world

  • RGM 96X
    RGM 96X 2 years ago +785

    Obligatory "I love democracy, I love the Republic"

    • J Gray
      J Gray 2 years ago +87

      I am the senate

    • Aleksa Petrovic
      Aleksa Petrovic 2 years ago +125

      3 drinks later:

    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago +66

      @Aleksa Petrovic For a safe and secure society.

    • Mars Ultor
      Mars Ultor 2 years ago +38

      @Aleksa Petrovic and yet: my allegiance is with the republic, to democracy!

    • LtMatthew AKJ
      LtMatthew AKJ 2 years ago +4


  • chris 90
    chris 90 2 years ago +47

    I remember doing my master degree thesis on criminology on how unpunished crime and the lack of isonomy between the classes of Athens resulted to the creation of the Athenian Democracy. A delight to have read all those sources :)

  • Victore
    Victore 2 years ago +397

    It still baffles me that History Channel can't even come close to this sort of content...

    • chilliam00
      chilliam00 2 years ago +48

      Shows about Archaic Aliens and Pawning Antique shops sell well.

    • Nico Lasty
      Nico Lasty 2 years ago +51

      @chilliam00 to who though? 😅
      Honestly, like who watches that shite?
      Clearly not history nerds like us. The best history content is on Clip-Share for sure. I have learned do much from all the amazing channels we watch 👏

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago +1

      @Nico Lasty Dude, some Turks (Anatolian Azerbaijan Turkmenistan) look like Europeans, some (Uzbek Kazakh Kyrgyz) look like Chinese. What is the reason for this I'm solving a riddle The answer is not on the internet

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago +2

      @chilliam00 Dude, some Turks (Anatolian Azerbaijan Turkmenistan) look like Europeans, some (Uzbek Kazakh Kyrgyz) look like Chinese. What is the reason for this I'm solving a riddle The answer is not on the internet

    • Taylor Mravic
      Taylor Mravic 2 years ago +3

      @Nico Lasty Pensioners and crazy people

  • Liquidsback
    Liquidsback 2 years ago +667

    Rise of Athenian Democracy? Was this voted video on or dictated?

    • Man Unido
      Man Unido 2 years ago +47

      Did someone say ostracism?

    • Nathan Pangilinan
      Nathan Pangilinan 2 years ago +18

      @Luis Aldamiz, I see what you did there.

    • M.I.F.
      M.I.F. 2 years ago +9

      "Anthony! Veto the motion! Stand up! Veto the motion!!!" - Cicero, probably.

    • TheMackirk
      TheMackirk Year ago +2

      Non of your business. You obey.

      CAPSLOCKPUNDIT Year ago +5

      It sprang fully formed, from the mind of Zeus.

  • theodore ili
    theodore ili 2 years ago +319

    I see kings and generals, i see ancient greek history, i upvote.

    • Hidde Hidde
      Hidde Hidde 2 years ago +8

      I think we have a redditor here

    • Zeyad Albadawi
      Zeyad Albadawi 2 years ago +4

      Redditor(or Quoran)?

    • DM
      DM 2 years ago +5

      Greek history is based

    • Glitchtastic
      Glitchtastic 2 years ago +1

      Eww redditor

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago +1

      @Glitchtastic Dude, some Turks (Anatolian Azerbaijan Turkmenistan) look like Europeans, some (Uzbek Kazakh Kyrgyz) look like Chinese. What is the reason for this I'm solving a riddle The answer is not on the internet

  • Hellenic Wolf
    Hellenic Wolf 2 years ago +20

    BEAUTIFUL ONE. Great graphics, excellent narration, easy-to-follow chronological storyline... Thanks for that, as a Greek myself, I'm proud to see state of art documentaries like yours being produced on our history. My blessings to your team!

  • Jaydan Bhooshan
    Jaydan Bhooshan Year ago +8

    The character, graphic and set designs in this one are high quality, great work, it is very inspiring

  • Super Universe
    Super Universe 2 years ago +4

    You guys are probably the best documentary channel to date. This is why I watch you guys.
    In all honesty probably a lot better than Nat Geo and Discovery and even History Channel.
    You literally have very little political bias and tell it like it is without the distracting propagandas of modern politics.

  • Napoléon I Bonaparte
    Napoléon I Bonaparte 2 years ago +168

    In an alternate universe…
    “In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganised into the First Athenian Empire for a safe and secure society.”

    • Sam Pollé
      Sam Pollé 2 years ago +38

      Thats exactly kind of what happened actually

    • Dins D
      Dins D 2 years ago +18

      After the Persian wars this is what happened in a nutshell

    • Rafli Riansyah
      Rafli Riansyah Year ago +9

      Delian league

    • A C
      A C Year ago +3

      Essentially Rome

    • A.J Deets
      A.J Deets Year ago +3

      In comes Alexander the Great

  • Patrick Oh! PhD
    Patrick Oh! PhD 5 months ago +4

    Thank you for highlighting Greece. In the modern era, many have looked down their noses and said nasty things about them because they are not economically the powerhouse by any means in Europe. It goes without saying that the values of Germany are different from the values of Greece, but that doesn’t mean either one of them are wrong. I was in Greece about five years ago I got very desperately ill on one of the Greek islands the hotel manager told me to go to the public health clinic down the road, and that it would be free no charge at all. this was at a time when Greece was in a state of economic disaster. I told him I really didn’t want to use the public system I didn’t feel like I should burden them with my needs. he insisted I go. I found them to be the most generous of people despite ther financial hardships. Athens in travel guides is often described as a dirty nasty place that you don’t wanna spend any time in; try to get to the boat out to the islands right away. I didn’t find it to be that way at all it’s a very lively vibrant city and yes it has a lot of rundown areas but I live in Lisbon and so does it. That doesn’t make it a terrible city it’s full of history. When you are able to look up at night and see the Parthenon lit up from anywhere in the city and know that this was the place where A representative republic was first established), you can’t help but really be admiring of them including their nice work life balance! Opa!

  • Broken Bridge
    Broken Bridge 2 years ago +15

    Maybe in some future video we might see how Sparta became what it became. Just like were seeing how Athens became what it became. Great job. My compliments to all those who made this video a reality.

  • Full Moon Tales
    Full Moon Tales 2 years ago +25

    Note that tyrant just meant someone who took power for themselves with no comment on their policies or popularity, and dictator was someone appointed to absolute power for six months to solve a crisis. The negative meanings come from the fact that such people usually turn out unpopular
    And the murder of Hipparchus (or Hippias, can't remember), which was actually for entirely personal reasons
    And how medieval thinkers like Aquinas tried desperately to separate 'good' kings from 'bad' tyrants

  • History of Revolutions
    History of Revolutions 2 years ago +314

    "The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted"
    - Diogenes

    • frank
      frank 2 years ago +28

      "Get the fuck out of my sun"
      - Also Diogenes

    • Tyler Durden
      Tyler Durden Year ago +1

      Ironically the sun shining into a pool is needed to turn it into a cesspool...and keep it so.😅

  • Chris Palagkas
    Chris Palagkas 2 years ago +1

    Solon was at a gathering with other nobles and he was quiet. He was then asked by Periander, if he is quiet because he doesn't have something to say or because he is stupid.
    Solon answered: No stupid man can stay quiet at a gathering.
    -Original text
    Σόλων ερωτηθείς υπό Περιάνδρου παρά πότον επεί σιωπών ετύγχανε, πότερα δια λόγων σπάνιν ή δια μωρίαν σιωπά. «Αλλ’ ουδείς αν», είπε, «μωρός εν συμποσίω σιωπάν δύναιτο.»

  • Alex
    Alex 2 years ago +46

    Athens, Macedonia, Sparta, Cyprus, Thrace, Epirus, Crete, Aeagean Islands, Ionian Islands, Asia Minor, Magna Grecia, Thessaly, Peloponnese, Achaia, Arcadia, Argolis, Corinth, Laconis, Aetolia, Akarnania, Boeotia, Euboia, Pontus, Crimea, Messenia 🇬🇷

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago

      Anatolia is Turkic :/

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago

      @Judge Magister We have to send them to Asia where they came from. We can't send since 1071, we can't send it again Never mind

    • SchachShaolin78
      SchachShaolin78 2 years ago +10

      @Video cvdv Anatolia belongs to nowdays Turkey, but was created back thousands of years as a city-state by the Greeks, the Greek name survives till this day.

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago +5

      @SchachShaolin78 They turned the most important church into a mosque They changed the names of the cities They destroyed everything that was ancient Seljuks and Göktürk Tools Remaining Are Turks in Central Asia as disrespectful as Turks in Anatolia?

    • SchachShaolin78
      SchachShaolin78 Year ago

      @Video cvdv indeed they did but that doesn't change that the name doesht survive from ancient Greece.

  • Lucas Van Der Hoeven
    Lucas Van Der Hoeven 2 years ago +15

    Amazing! Keep covering ancient Greece!

  • wprendergutube
    wprendergutube 2 years ago +6

    this is great, thank you... suggestions:
    - as with your video presentations of battles and campaigns and wars, could you please consider a practice of including on-screen labels of the names of key figures in these presentations...
    brief displays on-screen labels of names of historical figures, appearing on the screen as they are introduced as key figures in the story (eg, briefly displaying names like “Cylon,” “Solon,” “Peisistratus”when key figures like these are introduced in the story.) This would be an aid to viewers’ memories and to further study.
    - as with your video presentations of battles and campaigns and wars, would you please consider including on-screen maps where appropriate (for example, in this video Megara’s rivalry with Athens was discussed, a map showing where Megara, Athens, and Attica are located would aid understanding and memory.)
    Thanks again for this interesting account.

  • Dimitris Stasinopoulos

    In 2016 some hand-bound skeletons were found at the Faliro coast south of Athens. They seemed to be of high social stature and two clay libation vases were found next to them, dating to approx. 630 BC, making the archaeologists believe that they were connected to the massacre by Megaklis at the time, aka the "Kylonion Agos" (Kylon's miasma/sin ).

  • Gautam Sarathy
    Gautam Sarathy 2 years ago +2

    Every time I hear the name Solon, I can only think of the old psycopath from Fire Emblem: Three Houses who experimented on and destroyed a village for funsies as opposed to a relatively just reformer. It's actually kinda funny that all the major Agarthans in that game are named after members of the Seven Sages of Greece.

  • george vlavianos
    george vlavianos Year ago +2

    Peisistratos is generally credited with ordering the first state-sponsored planting of a sea of olive trees in Attica. The economic benefits accrued over centuries. Some of the oldest olives in Attica today are dated to approximately this period.This accomplishment was omitted.

  • Ansel Herz
    Ansel Herz 3 months ago

    Great video! Is there a followup video on the next period to the the establishment of democracy by lottery? Interested in learning more about its origins. Thanks 🙏

  • Said Toshimaru
    Said Toshimaru 2 years ago +18

    Peisistraturs was also responsible for the writing down of the Illiad and the Odyssey. Had they remained transmitted in an oral fashion, they would have been lost two millenia ago.

  • TheDominion37
    TheDominion37 2 years ago +2

    I'd like to see a depiction of the Apostle Paul's life in lieu of his time he spent in Asia Minor. An illustration of this magnitude would be ideal. Thanks for the continued excellence in providing historical clarity to things that our history books couldn't accomplish.

  • Ravens that Fly with the Nightmare Eyes

    Hello. Would it be possible for you to make a playlist just for Ancient Greek history? There doesn't seem to be one on your channel. I would be so grateful.

  • byron 2456
    byron 2456 Year ago +3

    Do one about the various republics of ancient india as well
    It would be really interesting!!

  • Dennis Cleary
    Dennis Cleary 2 years ago +22

    YES!! Thanks kings, you know I love my ancient Greeks

  • DiKristo
    DiKristo Year ago +5

    In Greece we recently discovered the area where the Cylons’ followers were murdered. In ancient Greece, this is called the “Κυλώνειον Άγος”. For those who love “Battlestar Gallactica”, Cylons are named after Cylon and also many names in the series have Greek Gods’ names. 😎

  • Κωνσταντίνος Τσιούμας

    Athenian Tyrant: I shall rule Athens alone, by my will.
    Kleisthenes: How about no?

    • Hades Zero
      Hades Zero 2 years ago +14

      Peisistratos how about yes???

    • Christos Christermi
      Christos Christermi 2 years ago +8

      @Hades Zero peisistratos ruled many decades before Kleisthenes' democratic reforms.

    • Hades Zero
      Hades Zero 2 years ago +9

      @Christos Christermi its a joke because peisistratos initially came to power democratically but i guess it wasn't very successful. My bad.

    • Video cvdv
      Video cvdv 2 years ago +1

      @Hades Zero Dude, some Turks (Anatolian Azerbaijan Turkmenistan) look like Europeans, some (Uzbek Kazakh Kyrgyz) look like Chinese. What is the reason for this I'm solving a riddle The answer is not on the internet

  • Matthew Sheeran
    Matthew Sheeran 2 years ago +1

    Looking forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work!

  • Justinian Augustus
    Justinian Augustus 2 years ago +1

    Great video as usual. Keep up the good work!

  • elf boy
    elf boy 2 years ago +103

    ARTHUR: I am your king!
    OLD WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.

    • Alex Scriabin
      Alex Scriabin Year ago

      ikr, and the Monty Python "We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune!" of peasants did actually exist for centuries in Britain, from serfs who fled into the forests to live off the land (or dress as Robin Hood while doing "riotous banditry" against the rich), to the Diggers/Shakers of the English Civil War who publicly agitated for "redistribution and communal ownership of land".

  • Fenrir 44
    Fenrir 44 2 years ago +51

    It is quite ironic that dictators and tyrants where the ones Who laid the groundwork of democracy but then again the meaning and morals back then were quite different from our abbramic ones

    • TCC
      TCC 2 years ago +5

      So true. Mexico just needs a dictator.

    • Fenrir 44
      Fenrir 44 2 years ago

      @TCC didnt you mexicans not already had coupel of those

    • Fenrir 44
      Fenrir 44 2 years ago

      @César U i would not paint Trump like a dictator Amerika has not yet reached that stage but there on the way

    • Miliba
      Miliba 2 years ago +5

      @César U trump was by no means a dictator

    • Fenrir 44
      Fenrir 44 2 years ago

      @César U putin is chosen in the same way biden or should i say harris was chosen you really have a warped view of what a dictator is when the man you claim is one didnt even interver in the states of his nation unless they asked him when they where burning even he wanted to and to only thing he then did was to give law officers in those states a temporary Federale badge so that they can atleast do there Jobs when the states in question did nothing
      Again i must stress your severe lack of undersanding what a dictator is and before you go screaming against me you speak against someone Who LIVES and is born in a continent that sufferd under that both western and easter europe

  • Ron Rozen
    Ron Rozen 2 years ago +183

    Kings and Generals
    bring us some quality democracy. Ironic!

  • Antonis P
    Antonis P 2 years ago +15

    Amazing narration of history and art!

  • rrnsensei
    rrnsensei Year ago +1

    amazing video, pls do one about Socrates and his views of democracy , and how democracy could work in a view like that :)

  • Rennor
    Rennor 2 years ago +52

    For a ''Tyrant'' Peisistratus seemed to have done an excellent job at ruling Athens.

    • Lewis Taylor
      Lewis Taylor 2 years ago +29

      Tyrant doesn't necessarily carry negative connotations. Marcus Aurelius was an absolute ruler but he was also enlightened, fair and compassionate. The problem of course is that if a "Tyrant" is a terrible person there is not much that can be done as they wield the full power of the state.

    • Said Toshimaru
      Said Toshimaru 2 years ago +9

      Unfortunately his descendants were responsible for the connotation "tyrant" has today.

    • Silviu Florin
      Silviu Florin 2 years ago

      Tyrant to rich people.

    • Transsylvanian
      Transsylvanian 2 years ago +2

      @Lewis Taylor There is no such thing as a good unelected ruler. Also, it's not "democracy" when women, slaves and the poor can't vote. Athenian "democracy" is just oligarchy with extra steps.

    • Jesse Jojo Johnson
      Jesse Jojo Johnson 2 years ago +13

      @Transsylvanian I don't think you're here for the history...

  • Travis Webb
    Travis Webb 2 years ago +20

    Great video!!! Super pumped for the next one!!

  • Perseus of Macedon🇬🇷

    I love it. Love from greece

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Year ago +9

    I clicked on this for Cleisthenes.
    This man was probably the most pivotal man in ancient Greek history.
    Inadvertently giving birth to Democracy, starting the rivalry between Athens and Sparta and then giving Persia Cassius Belli to invade, all to escape a certain city state's wrath.

  • Professor Sogol
    Professor Sogol Year ago

    What were the implements that Solan and his contemporaries used to write their poems and other writings? I'm interested in the biro you Solan writing from left to right (instead of boustrophedon) and the material on which he is recording his thoughts

  • Brandon K
    Brandon K 2 years ago +1

    Damn, i was searching for ancient Greek politics, and this video popped up from one of my favorite channels, it feels weird that I didn't get a notification for this but at the same time it was just loaded yesterday when I suppose to write this article! I love Kings and Generals I really do! lol

  • Violating Panda
    Violating Panda Year ago +2

    You know what I come to realize time and again while watching videos about ancient human societal structure? We haven't changed one bit.

  • OneOnOne1162
    OneOnOne1162 2 years ago

    Very interesting video on a subject that isn't covered enough. Very much looking forward to the next video!

  • DwRockett
    DwRockett 2 years ago

    I am so excited to learn more from this series

  • Robert O Leary
    Robert O Leary 2 years ago +16

    Would love some videos on Carthage outside of the Punic wars

    • Vinícius
      Vinícius 2 years ago +1

      Eu também!!!!

    • Robert O Leary
      Robert O Leary 2 years ago +1

      @Vinícius ???

    • Vinícius
      Vinícius 2 years ago +1

      @Robert O Leary me too...kkkkk

    • Robert O Leary
      Robert O Leary 2 years ago

      @Vinícius oh right. Thanks!!!

    • Χρηστος Χολεβας
      Χρηστος Χολεβας 2 years ago +1

      the have make a video about the battle of himera 480bc between the greeks of sicilly and carthage the wars between them is an interesting topic not well known

  • Pr Ammar
    Pr Ammar 2 years ago +1

    Can you please do a video about nabateans 🥺? They were interesting and fought three battles against the Greeks.

  • Dave
    Dave 2 years ago +11

    Great video, brilliant topic, another banger from the boys at Kings and Generals

  • J Gray
    J Gray 2 years ago +44

    I love this. More people, especially young people, need to discover more about democracy and what it means. and how hard all our ancestors yearned for it, and how hard millions of people over time fought for it and even died for it.
    I like how publishing this video has created a good resource for people to discover some of this truly amazing concept.

    • J Gray
      J Gray 2 years ago

      @anythingthough anythingthough haha love it!

    • J Gray
      J Gray 2 years ago

      Danny Al agreed.
      We need actual transparency

  • Caligula's horse
    Caligula's horse Year ago +1

    I’ve really wanted to study the Greek city states this will be fun.

  • PatricianOf ThePlebs
    PatricianOf ThePlebs 2 years ago +21

    And so on the Greek city states shall re-organized into the first Macedonian Empire! For a save and secure society!

  • Hannibal B
    Hannibal B 2 years ago +41

    Nice to see landlords have always been the worst kind of parasites, even in the ancient world and beyond

    • Austin Burns
      Austin Burns Year ago +7

      Seems to be a theme throughout history, if only there was a way we could fix that. We could call it socialism

    • Kevin
      Kevin Year ago +6

      @Austin Burns HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Kasuga Ryuichi
      Kasuga Ryuichi Year ago +9

      @Austin Burns yes, make the state the landlord. I don't see anything going wrong with that.

    • Abdullah the Palestinian
      Abdullah the Palestinian Year ago +1

      I think that land should never be owned by anyone but rather rented by the state to whoever is more capable of maximizing the produce. Land should be owned by goverment but the latter should not be in direct control of the harvest. Stalin made the goverment responsible for he harvest and turned all farmers into goverment employees with a fixed wage and the result was mass starvation and famine.
      The problem with my solution is that if the goverment is corrupt then the will rent it based on nepotism and competence.

  • TheCrookedGuy
    TheCrookedGuy 2 years ago +2

    Can you PLEASE make a series about Hannibal, admiral Yi, and Alexander the Great

  • Red Shirt
    Red Shirt Year ago

    In future episodes, I'm sure K&G will cover the huge role that landless but highly skilled rowers played in the establishment of Greek "democracy." Athens was a seafaring city-state that grew prosperous based on her trading ties.

  • Lord Biro
    Lord Biro 2 years ago +2

    What a great channel.Bravo !

  • W
    W 2 years ago +3

    What good fortune we have, that Kings and Generals is working in these times.

  • altin mares
    altin mares 2 years ago

    Please post more videos about
    -Aristotle philosophy and wisdom
    -Tengri mount and religion
    -Ancient treasures

  • Ahmed Qusai
    Ahmed Qusai 2 years ago +13

    I wish if there is an HBO series about that time and all the plots of old politicians of athens , it will be a great hit like game of thrones .

  • Juan Diego Stefan
    Juan Diego Stefan 2 years ago +7

    "SQUABLE AMONG THEMSELVES" every Rome 1 player chills inmediatley

  • Alexandros Proko
    Alexandros Proko 2 years ago +2

    A video suggestion: Epirus before Pyrrhus
    Just like the one you did with Macedon before Phillip and Alexander, that would be awesome to see👍

  • Lord of Electrons
    Lord of Electrons Year ago +1

    A most appropriate Mark Twain quote " History dose not necessarily repeat it's
    self but it often rhymes." See any similarity's with our times? Solon of Athens
    we need your services once again.

  • Hari Grassi Bertazzi

    It's nice that there is a bit of culture left in this dark world

  • Terade iasode
    Terade iasode 2 years ago +50

    The above court in Greece stills named as areos pagos (Άρειος πάγος)

  • It'sAWonderfulLife
    It'sAWonderfulLife 2 years ago +15

    Classical Greece and Athens: The most important and influential civilization in the whole human history. Period.

  • DraBattle - Lịch sử Hoạt Hình

    Great video, looking forward to your next videos❣❣

  • Logan Andrew
    Logan Andrew 3 months ago

    amazing video this helps because i'm leaning about ancient Greece in my 9th period

  • RobertWF42
    RobertWF42 Year ago

    Next video should address possible reasons WHY democracy emerged in ancient Greece when it did. :-)
    IMO the convoluted coastline & rocky terrain of Greece, plus relatively poor soil, may have helped promote independent city states & prevented one ruling dynasty uniting Greece as was seen in Egypt & Mesopotamia.
    Perhaps Greece's unique geography and location also encouraged profitable sea trade with neighboring civilizations without danger of being conquered.

  • Gamestable
    Gamestable 2 years ago +5

    love you videos kings and generals.
    can you make a video about the 30 years war

  • Kevin Zhao
    Kevin Zhao 2 years ago +25

    I think it is normal for one to hear "Cato-friendly" instead of "Keto-friendly" @1:25 after watching so many Roman history videos.

    • Stinging Metal
      Stinging Metal 2 years ago


    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago +7

      How is it Cato-friendly, though? Does it call for Carthage to be destroyed?

    • Kevin Zhao
      Kevin Zhao 2 years ago +2

      Cereals that come directly from the large plantations owned by aristocrats in Campania

    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago +4

      @Kevin Zhao True Roman cereal for true Romans.

    • NRH111
      NRH111 2 years ago +1

      Cathago delinda est!

  • lerneanlion
    lerneanlion 2 years ago +11

    A very smart Athenian citizen after witnessing Persistratos proclaimed himself the Tyrant of Athens with help from Athena and the people cheered for him: Still think these guys are not fools?

  • ichbinirgendwer
    ichbinirgendwer Year ago

    „Let there be light! said Liberty, And like sunrise from the sea, Athens arose!“
    - Percy Shelley

  • sanderson
    sanderson 2 years ago

    Another great upload kudos bros keep up the goodwork ty

  • S0l Arify
    S0l Arify Year ago

    I love how smooth is the transition to the sponsor.

  • Kuro Azrem
    Kuro Azrem 2 years ago +74

    Modern politicians need to learn from Solon. Heck, we might need to resurrect him.

    • TheBKnight3
      TheBKnight3 2 years ago +15

      He would be labeled a socialist tbh

    • escalopes
      escalopes 2 years ago +13

      @TheBKnight3 No.

    • Lee
      Lee 2 years ago +2

      @escalopes Oh I think so.

    • Beast
      Beast 2 years ago +10

      @TheBKnight3 The video pretty much explicitly states that he opposed socialist policies when the population demanded them from him.
      His policies are pretty much based on "opening up" the upper classes and to allow regular people to intermingle with them, rather than forcefully redistributing wealth. Pretty similar to modern day libertarians that want to make it easier for common folk to open and run their own businesses.

  • Josh Scanes
    Josh Scanes 2 years ago +11

    I'm still waiting for rest of the Napoleon series :( Starting to think they've given up on it now

  • Marcus Cicero
    Marcus Cicero 2 years ago +23

    10:12 "such enforced equality in the distribution of wealth was neither just nor necessary"
    Words that still ring true today.

    • Roman Barna
      Roman Barna 2 years ago +3

      Tell that to the Romans or Imperial Russia, who even on their empire's deathbed clung to "muh property rights!" rather than introduce the necessary radical economic changes for the common good.

    • Transsylvanian
      Transsylvanian 2 years ago

      Words that are just as poisonous, self-serving and false today as they were back then. Redistribution is the ONLY path to justice.

  • LukeJS
    LukeJS Month ago

    This video has been invaluable to my history project!

  • Huseyin Cobanoglu
    Huseyin Cobanoglu 2 years ago +1

    Thank you Kings and Generals Team!

  • Armani
    Armani 9 months ago

    Excellent presentation 👏👏👏👏

  • Sigma
    Sigma 2 years ago +1

    Napoleon's quote to magic spoon is one of the best Ad transition I have ever seen.
    You should try being a creative director

  • Paul Cornelius
    Paul Cornelius Year ago +1

    Excellent video, thanks.

  • Markus Kasperczyk
    Markus Kasperczyk Year ago +1

    „They couldn’t be enslaved anymore, but they were still chained to their creditors due to their debt.“
    Sounds familiar.

  • Jari Hoogduin
    Jari Hoogduin 2 years ago +23

    A “tyrant” who let’s the rich pay for the middle class is a great guy in my book!

    • Wealthy and Nerdy
      Wealthy and Nerdy 2 years ago +2

      All kings are tyrants.

    • Jari Hoogduin
      Jari Hoogduin 2 years ago

      @Wealthy and Nerdy Not my king!
      By the way hé doesn’t have any power either 🤣

    • Jari Hoogduin
      Jari Hoogduin 2 years ago

      @ComradeKenobi the Netherlands 🇳🇱

    • Uncle Sam
      Uncle Sam 2 years ago

      @Wealthy and Nerdy all democracies are tyrants and must be abolished to allow a king or emperor to take over!

    • Wealthy and Nerdy
      Wealthy and Nerdy 2 years ago +1

      @Uncle Sam however good a king is, it all falls down when you get to his child

  • Ilias Sioutas
    Ilias Sioutas Year ago +2

    17:27 " [...] of Athena, patron god of Athens". I understand that "patron" is regarded as "gender-neutral" (a canon created by men i would bet), but matron or at least patroness would be an exciting "mistake"! And of course goddess! Thank you for all the years of education K&G!

  • stacey 11:11rh222
    stacey 11:11rh222 9 months ago +1

    Had no idea Solon was such a great leader, nor that he existed! Great work

  • Ashwin Surendran
    Ashwin Surendran 2 years ago +1

    There was some forms of democracy bring exercised in mahajanapadas of North India during 6th century BC. Siddhartha aka Gautama Buddha was born into such a kingdom.

  • Lucas Dimoveo
    Lucas Dimoveo 2 years ago +10

    Can we get a video on Venice? IMO it was way more interesting than iron age Rome

  • Theophrastus Bombastus

    Video starts @2:00

  • Hugh Jaynus
    Hugh Jaynus 2 years ago +3

    Here for the great content by K&G as usual, and the star wars memes in the comment section

  • Marwan Mostafa
    Marwan Mostafa Year ago +2

    Seikilos playing in the background was really beautiful

  • Maverick
    Maverick 2 years ago +2

    If the Athenians had Archons, does that mean that an Archon turning into a Tyrant is a Dark Archon?

  • জয়ন্ত দা

    Please @kings and Generals, make a video about Bengal Sultanate.

  • lagianna100
    lagianna100 Year ago

    I feel the last part will be the most crucial and controversial. When, if you can, try to expose the events that will bring Athenian Democracy to an end. Many willingly skip this, but it's the most relevant to our time and our destiny.

  • S S
    S S 2 years ago +8

    Peisistratos sounds like what Caesar might've been, you know, minus the mass stabbing.

    • VagDen
      VagDen 2 years ago +1

      Well, he was eventually stabbed. But only by 2 people, not like 30+.

    • Jason Doe
      Jason Doe Year ago

      @VagDen No, it was Peisistratos's *son* who was stabbed, after inheriting his father's position.

    PRPITPRP 2 years ago +40

    *Me studying*
    *Kings and Generals posts a new video*
    Me: Yoooooink!

  • Scurge237
    Scurge237 2 years ago

    Are you guys gonna do any videos on Trajans victories over parthia ?

  • Vee U
    Vee U Year ago

    Rome went through a period of increasing inequality and disenfranchisement, but the senatorial class was unwilling to deal with it, leading to the 3 servile wars, political unrest, and the eventual rise of the emperors.