Who ran the Greek city states?

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Depended on the form of government - monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny or democracy.

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Executive authority rested with a council, which was early on made up of aristocrats. As the electoral basis of government broadened, the council could be elected by the landowners, large and small. When democracy was experimented with, all citizens of a city met in regular assembly and passed laws and made significant decisions.

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