A Companion to Ancient Greek Government

A Companion to Ancient Greek Government

Language: English

Pages: 612

ISBN: 1405198583

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This comprehensive volume details the variety of constitutions and types of governing bodies in the ancient Greek world.

  • A collection of original scholarship on ancient Greek governing structures and institutions
  • Explores the multiple manifestations of state action throughout the Greek world
  • Discusses the evolution of government from the Archaic Age to the Hellenistic period, ancient typologies of government, its various branches, principles and procedures and realms of governance
  • Creates a unique synthesis on the spatial and memorial connotations of government by combining the latest institutional research with more recent trends in cultural scholarship












7 Cf. 6.56.6–13; 16.12.9 (approval of fictions to deceive the multitude and preserve its piety towards the gods); 21.31.7–15. 8 Liv. 35.34.3–4; 42.30.1–2, 4–5; 42.44.4–5; 45.15.8–10 (Rhodian speech before the Roman senate). For Livy's sources, Nissen (1863) is still of fundamental importance; see also Tränkle (1977); Luce (1977: 139–184, esp. 178–180). For an argument against the historicity of a class-based division concerning Roman power in Greece in the context of the Third

community, and possibly also dues in kind, also paid by the community (Carlier 1984: 151– 162). Such prerogatives appear to be common to all the basilees in a given community, not exclusive of the paramount basileus, and to be de facto hereditary. In peace, the basilees administer justice, jointly or severally. A standard epithet of the basilees is diotrepheis,

and from these passions proceeded the violence of parties once engaged in contention. The leaders in the cities, each provided with the fairest professions, on the one side with the cry of political equality of the people, on the other of a moderate aristocracy, sought prizes for themselves in those public interests which they pretended to cherish, and, recoiling from no means in their struggles for ascendancy, engaged in the direct excesses; in their acts of

Citizenship, the Citizen Body, and its Assemblies Josine Blok Political scientists define citizenship as consisting of two elements: the communitarian element, which entails membership of a community and a sense of commitment from the citizens to their community, and the legal-political element, which comprises rights, duties, and entitlements—notably political participation—in this community (Kymlicka 2002: 284; cf.

editions by V. Rose (1886) and Hose (2002). 6 The matter is disputed. Schütrumpf(1980, 1991ff.) has argued against unity of doctrine in the Politics on this and many other matters; I have argued for such unity: Simpson (1998). See also Pellegrin (1987): 129–159. 7 Sir Ernest Barker, in his The Politics of Aristotle (1946: xlvii, li, lxiii), likened the ancient city to a church. The comparison is insightful if controversial. The ancient city was as much a

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