Letter: Votes for the poor

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Sir: The caption to the picture accompanying the announcement of your Young Essayists' Competition (17 September) refers to 'the poor' as excluded from the Athenian democratic reforms. In fact, those of the poor who were free citizens of ancient Athens were given full rights.

Yours faithfully,


Member, Executive Committee

Democracy 2500th Anniversary

Hellenic Cultural Centre

London, W8