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The Resource Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok

Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok

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Citizenship in classical Athens
Title
Citizenship in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Josine Blok
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What did citizenship really mean in classical Athens? It is conventionally understood as characterised by holding political office. Since only men could do so, only they were considered to be citizens, and the community (polis) has appeared primarily as the scene of men's political actions. However, Athenian law defined citizens not by political office, but by descent. Religion was central to the polis and in this domain, women played prominent public roles. Both men and women were called 'citizens'. On a new reading of the evidence, Josine Blok argues that for the Athenians, their polis was founded on an enduring bond with the gods. Laws anchored the polis' commitments to humans and gods in this bond, transmitted over time to male and female Athenians as equal heirs. All public offices, in various ways and as befitting gender and age, served both the human community and the divine powers protecting Athens
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Blok, Josine,
Dewey number
323.60938/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Citizenship
  • Heredity
  • Heredity
  • Women
  • Men
  • Community life
  • Religion and politics
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
Label
Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Apr 2017)
Contents
Rethinking Athenian citizenship -- A bond between polis and gods -- The value of descent -- Citizens, male and female : vocabulary -- Participation : public roles and institutions -- Outlook : Athenians and others
Control code
CR9781139017916
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139017916
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139017916
Label
Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Apr 2017)
Contents
Rethinking Athenian citizenship -- A bond between polis and gods -- The value of descent -- Citizens, male and female : vocabulary -- Participation : public roles and institutions -- Outlook : Athenians and others
Control code
CR9781139017916
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139017916
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139017916

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