ISBN-10: 1118303172

ISBN-13: 9781118303177

This finished quantity information the range of constitutions and kinds of governing our bodies within the old Greek world.

• a suite of unique scholarship on historic Greek governing constructions and institutions
• Explores the a number of manifestations of country motion in the course of the Greek world
• Discusses the evolution of presidency from the Archaic Age to the Hellenistic interval, historical typologies of presidency, its quite a few branches, ideas and strategies and nation-states of governance
• Creates a distinct synthesis at the spatial and memorial connotations of presidency by way of combining the newest institutional learn with more moderen developments in cultural scholarship

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Ultimately, however, the acquisition of further land was of little use unless provision was made to procure labor. The Thessalians also seem to have exploited their neighbors by making some of them perioikoi and subjugating others (the penestai) to a serf- like status similar to the helots (Sordi 1958; Lehmann 1983; Hall 2002: 139–144, 167–168), and evidence for the exploitation of dependent populations also exists for Sikyon, Argos, Syrakuse, Byzantion, Herakleia Pontike, West Lokris, and Crete (van Wees 2003).

14). Other magistracies that are attested in laws and decrees of the Archaic period in various Greek poleis are archontes, prytaneis, d marchoi, agretai, platiwoinarchoi, hiaromnam nes, and damiourgoi (Hall 2007: 135). A second, related development of this period is the emergence of a true aristocratic class, which held a monopoly on these new ascribed offices. This can be traced in Archaic Greek poetry by the appearance of elitist terminology, which distinguishes between an aristocratic group of “insiders,” termed variously kaloi (“beautiful” or “fair”), agathoi (“good”), or esthloi (“good” or “brave”) and a much wider group of outsiders or inferiors, designated as kakoi (“ugly” or “bad”) and deiloi (“cowardly” or “wretched”).

Although there are some remarkable exceptions to this trend and some progress has been made, for example with regards to the construction of civic identities or the workings of democracy, the advances in this particular area of Greek politics are more modest than in others. At this point, a synthesis monograph that keeps pace with the accelerated development of current research on Greek political culture seems out of reach. The present volume encompasses the panoply of prevailing approaches towards Greek government.

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