Anarchy meant, "Ruled by none," which meant that nobody ruled them, and that there were no laws, and no justice system to which they could act upon. This meant that people could to very bad deeds, and get away with it. Taking advantage of that, people did almost whatever they wanted to do.
Later, the nobles decided that something had to be done, for the city was in chaos. The Anarchy was causing many people to die and leave the city. The nobles made a form of government, called "ruled by few," commonly called, "Oligarchy." Oligarchy was better than Anarchy, because in Oligarchy at least somebody could rule.Oligarchy stayed from 700-650 BC.
Then Citizens in Greece decided that they wanted to rule. This was called Tyranny. One person would declare himself ruler. He would also force the other citizens to obey him with military matters. This would be a pattern, and keep on happening. Back then Tyrant wouldn't mean a horrible person. In fact, they were often respected. This form of government could be called Monarchy. Tyranny stayed from 650-500 BC.
There were many famous Tyrants. One of them was Draco. Draco was a very harsh Tyrant, and made a different set of rules, the rules were unusually strict, so now the term, "Draconian" refers to "harsh rules." Draco reigned in the 7th century BC.
The next Tyrant was Solon. Solon reformed the law of Draco to a not very strict law. Solon was nicer than Draco, and allowed debtors to be forgiven, and he also allowed those whom were criminals live a new life. Solon also allowed those who were poor to sit in the assembly. Solon reigned in the 7th century BC.
The most prosperous Tyrant comes next. The most prosperous Tyrant was Peisistratos. Pesistratos had a very peaceful and prosperous reign. Most of the people liked him, nevertheless, if he humbled himself, the people would not allow him to get back to him former position. Peisistratos made sure, that when he died, only his sons would succeed him. He reigned in the 6th century BC.
Hippias, Peisistratos's son, reigned next. Hippias was a very harsh Tyrant. He also did not have any of his father's wisdom. In fact, he was so harsh, he was eventually deposed. He reigned in the 6th century BC.
These Tyrants were most of the famous Tyrants. The next stage of government was Democracy. Democracy was carried out by Cleisthenes, a grandson of a Tyrant. Democracy was a form of government where men citizens met every 10 days to discuss and vote on laws. If a law wasn't voted for, it would not be made.
The Greek's had many stages of government. The Greeks had a lot of development, from Anarchy to Democracy. Anarchy, nobody ruling, and chaos, to Democracy, a bunch rules, and people formally meeting every 10 days to discuss their rules. The Greeks had developed a lot from the start of their Government to now.