Identify Influence of Ideas Write a paragraph that identifies the relevance of the excerpt below to the concept of “trial by a jury of your peers” in ancient Greece. Consider the meaning of direct democracy and the qualifications and responsibilities of citizenship in Athens. Be sure to include what expanded citizenship participation in government meant to citizens.
“Pericles believed that all citizens, regardless of wealth or social class, should take part in government. Athens therefore began to pay a stipend, or fixed salary, to men who participated in the Assembly and its governing Council. This reform enabled poor men to serve in government.”