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October 15, 2012- Citizens of Athens.docx

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Queen's University
Classical Studies
CLST 100
Christina Zaccagnino

Athens population  Men  Women  Children  Metics  Slaves  Freed slaves Athenian Citizens’ Obligations  Athenian male citizens between 18 and 39 could expect to serve the army or the fleet almost every year o Men spend a lot of time away from Athens, as no matter their jobs they had to fight. Slaves were excluded from the drafting  Each year 6000 male citizens were drawn to serve as jurors in popular courts  Athenian males participated in the ekklesia (assembly) every 10 days  The richest man in the city would be the captain of a warship and would provide the necessities for the functioning of the ship  Athenians considered themselves autochthonous o Descendants of Ion son of Apollo and the Athenian queen Kreousa  Erekhtheus—> Earthborn o Represented as a snake  451 BCE Perikles’ citizenship law: only men who had both parents Athenian could qualify as citizens  Oikos household  Kurios= m
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