Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete.
The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt.
Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.
Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered.
As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.