Elections were never part of ancient Greece’s first democracy
Since it’s inauguration day here in the US, we decided to dive into the roots of all things – Greece (yeah!) – and see what the details of elections were way back then. Upon reading some history, we realized that the original ancient Greek democracy did not hold elections. What? It’s true, and we kinda like that! You can read the Wikipedia article below:
Elections were never part of the first democracy in ancient Greece, where decision making was mainly done by the people themselves, frequently chosen by using a lottery system. They viewed elections as a system that encourages aristocracy and elitism.
Did you read that last line? Yeah, the Greeks were truly ahead of their time!