Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This third episode looks at Government and Law. The Ancient Greek world had no single system of law; individual states like Athens and Sparta, instead created their own political and legal ideas. The most common systems of Greek government were Democracy - where the people made the decisions. Monarchy - rule by one individual who had inherited his role, much like a King. Oligarchy - rule by a small group of people.
Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks