Here the residents of the city gathered. There were no women or slaves because the democracy in Athens was not perfect, but more of a Republic, to use today's terminology.
At the Pnyx, discussions were held about topics relating to the city, about construction and war, attacks and defenses. Here the residents spoke of politics, also a Greek word, and let their opinions be heard. Here, at the end of the discussions, votes were conducted and historic decisions were made.
Athens, where it all started, had no Ekklesiasterion, a special building for political discussions, like the ones futured to be built in many cities throughout history. At first, the community meetings took place in the Ancient Agora. With time, as the city's democracy was molded, the gatherings were moved to the Pynx, that with generations became a sort of Athens democracy symbol.
On the Speakers' Platform here, known names in history spoke. Here Pericles gave a speech, the statesman and benevolent speaker, and the proud commander of Athens. Imagine yourselves listening to Demosthenes, the Greek figure who is considered one of the great ancient speakers, admired throughout history. Right here rhetoric was formed, the form of parliamentary speech of persuasion for generations, that will hence emerge in the line of democratic voting.
Near the Pnyx passed the merchant road to the Piraeus Port, to Athens of those days. To mention one last thing to do with this place, Greek Mythology tells the tale that right here, Theseus defeated the Amazonians.