You’re Dead To Me: Athenian Democracy

01 July 2022

Prof Michael Scott and comedian Alice Fraser join Greg Jenner in Ancient Greece as they examine the start of democracy with the Athenians. Aside from it obviously being a system that only benefitted men, they find out why you’d want to avoid red ropes and broken pots and why the Romans disliked the very idea of it. And they take a look at some of the fundamental issues with democracy that still exist today.