Talk:Ecclesia (ancient Athens)

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I propose merging the article "Athenian Assembly" with this one, because "Ecclesia" is the accurate term, referring specifically to the Athenian popular assembly during the Democracy. Cplakidas 20:14, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Everyone who agrees to this proposal, edit your username undernath the line

Recruitment of the members of the Boule[edit]

As far as I do understand the Boule was NOT chosen by the ecclesia but out of the body of the citizins from the 139 demes older than 30 years and volunteering for this council. Someone with English as his mother tongue should change this on the main textpage.

Peter Nugter ( — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:54, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

An article for ekklesia in general, use the spelling "ekklesia"?[edit]

The problem is that there is no article on the ekklesia in general, but only this article on the Athenian ekklesia in specific. What I propose is that we move this article to Ekklesia, briefly describe the concept in general (i.e. mention that it was the popular assembly in ancient Greek poleis) and dedicate a very extensive subsection on the Athenian ekklesia. The Athenian ekklesia is the most famous after all, and the one on which we have the most information available. Another section can describe the variety in the practices of the ekklesia in other poleis. I don't expect the article would be excessively long, so we can treat both subjects in one article. What do my fellow editors think about this?

Another issue here is the spelling of the word. The sole reference to Sinclair in this article – which was there before I started changing this article today – suggests that Sinclair also mentions the spelling with the "c" as an alternative, but in fact he uses the spelling with a "k" almost exclusively. This makes sense because it's a Greek word and concept, in which the "k" is best used in transliterations to Latin rather than the "c". Of course we should keep the mention of the "c" spelling in the first sentence as an alternative. So, shall we change (move) the article title to a spelling using the "k"? --AlexanderVanLoon (talk) 11:06, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

That sounds sensible. ps: You obviously know what you're talking about, so just do as you see fit. -- (talk) 04:00, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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It needs much more expansion.--Yannismarou 13:31, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 13:31, 9 October 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 14:02, 29 April 2016 (UTC)