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Greek Guide to Greatness – Episode 1: Ostracism

In Ancient Greece, archaeologists have found evidence of citizens voting their leaders out of office. Athenians cast ballots for politicians they thought threatened democracy and that they wished to see banished from their city for a period of 10 years. Representatives were held accountable for their performance and were punished for their mistakes in this way.

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The National Hellenic Society is an association of visionary Greek American leaders dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and promoting Greece’ s rich heritage with an emphasis on the next generation. The organization’s innovative programs are designed to engage, and inspire its members, families, and communities.

National Geographic and the National Hellenic Society have produced a companion digital series, The Greek Guide to Greatness, that’s available on the PBS and National Geographic websites in addition to below.

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