James Westman
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A collection of ostraka.  Once a year, the citizens of Athens could inscribe names on shards of pottery naming a citizen they considered the worst threat to democracy.  If the person with the most shards had more than 6,000, they would be ostracized and forced to leave the city for 5-10 years.  In these shards you can see Themistocles' name.  Themistocles was a prominent populist leader, ostracized in 472.  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

A collection of ostraka. Once a year, the citizens of Athens could inscribe names on shards of pottery naming a citizen they considered the worst threat to democracy. If the person with the most shards had more than 6,000, they would be ostracized and forced to leave the city for 5-10 years. In these shards you can see Themistocles' name. Themistocles was a prominent populist leader, ostracized in 472. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.