Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic by Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland

By Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland

In this revised version, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have improved the chronological variety of historic Greece to incorporate the Greek global of the fourth century. The sourcebook now levels from the 1st strains of Greek literature to the dying of Alexander the nice, overlaying all the major ancient classes and social phenomena of historic Greece. the cloth is taken from a number of assets: historians, inscriptions, graffiti, legislations codes, epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry. It contains the key literary authors, but additionally covers a big variety of writers, together with many non-Athenian authors. when concentrating on the most towns of old Greece - Athens and Sparta- the sourcebook additionally attracts on a variety of fabric in regards to the Greeks in Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Asia Minor and the Black Sea.

Ancient Greece covers not just the chronological, political historical past of old Greece, but additionally explores the entire spectrum of Greek existence via subject matters resembling gender, social type, race and labour. This revised variation includes:

  • Two thoroughly new chapters - "The upward thrust of Macedon" and "Alexander ′the Great′, 336-323" BC
  • New fabric within the chapters at the City-State, faith within the Greek global, Tyrants and Tyranny, The Peloponnesian battle and its Aftermath, Labour: Slaves, Serfs and voters, and ladies, Sexuality and the Family

It is dependent so that:

  • Thematically prepared chapters prepared permit scholars to accumulate progressively wisdom of the traditional Greek world
  • Introductory essays to every bankruptcy supply valuable historical past to appreciate subject areas
  • Linking commentaries support scholars comprehend the resource extracts and what they display concerning the historical Greeks

Ancient Greece: Social and historic records from Archaic instances to the dying of Alexander the nice. 3rd Edition, will remain a definitive choice of resource fabric at the society and tradition of the Greeks.

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The nine archons each get four obols for food and have to keep a herald and flute-player; the archon for Salamis gets a drachma a day. 4: Officials in the Athenian Democracy Here are listed some of the officials in Athens responsible for the smooth running of the city, handling everything from the hiring of flute girls to the superintendence of the market regulations. The financial officials were established by Kleisthenes. 2). 1 Ten men are elected by lot as Repairers of Shrines, who receive thirty minas from the financial officials for the restoration of those temples that most require it, and ten as Citycontrollers.

A citizen in Athens had the right to attend the assembly, and be a magistrate or juror when over thirty, to own property and attend all festivals, and had full access to the protection of the law. 4: Perikles Changes the Law on Citizenship More rigorous regulations regarding citizenship were brought in by Perikles in 451/0 BC, perhaps because of the growing size of the citizen body as indicated here, or so that Athenians could find citizen husbands for their daughters. There was possibly a large number of mixed marriages and dubious cases of citizenship at this point, and the law now became very clear on who could or could not become a citizen.

Socrates, who was a member of the Council at the time, was the only one to object (doc. 85). The Eleven were the jailers and executioners at Athens. 9 Then they held an assembly, to which the Council presented its proposal, Kallixenos bringing the motion as follows: since the Athenians have heard both those who brought charges against the generals and the generals’ defence in the previous assembly, they are all to vote by tribes; and two urns will be provided for each tribe; and for each tribe a herald shall proclaim that whoever thinks the generals to be guilty of not picking up those who had won the naval battle shall place his vote in the first urn, and whoever thinks them to be not guilty, in the second.

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