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15 minutes of fame: Kleisthenes, father of Athenian democracy

15 minutes of fame: Kleisthenes, father of Athenian democracy

Update: 2022-09-18
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It’s the HistoryExtra podcast’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, we’ve asked 15 historians to nominate a figure from history they think deserves their ‘15 minutes of fame’. In this episode, Professor Michael Scott nominates Kleisthenes. He tells Kev Lochun about how this sixth-century BC aristocrat came to be regarded as the father of Athenian democracy.





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15 minutes of fame: Kleisthenes, father of Athenian democracy

15 minutes of fame: Kleisthenes, father of Athenian democracy