Best Answer

Although historical records are not completely clear, it is generally agreed that near the beginning of the 5th century B.C.E., democracy first appeared in Athens -- and perhaps this was its first appearance throughout the world. Under the leadership of Cleisthenes, the Athenians overcame yet another dictatorial ruler and then instituted a variety of reforms that placed power in the hands of citizens and otherwise instituted democratic practices throughout Athenian government.

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What form of government was first introduced in Athens Greece in 508BC?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is 2340 years after 508BC?

A.D. 1833 or 1833 C.E.

Where was the home of the worlds first democratic constitution?

The city state of Athens is considered one of the first (508BC) though there are other possibles for the first including Sumerian, Medes (Iran) and republics of Sanghas & Ganas (India) which also date back to 6th C BC.