Class Notes (838,818)
Canada (511,110)
CLST 101 (73)
unknown (1)
Lecture 6

Lecture Week 6

4 Pages
83 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLST 101
Professor
unknown
Semester
Fall

Description
CLST 101 Week 6 Lecture Oct. 15,18/2012 - Athens Population: · Men, women, children, metics (resident aliens), slaves and freed slaves - Athenian citizens obligations · Athenian male citizens between 18 and 39 could expect to serve the army or the fleet almost every year · Male Athenians participated to the ekklesia (assembly) every 10 days · Each year 6000 males were drawn to serve as juror in popular courts - Athenians considered themselves Autochthonous* · *Descendants of Ion son of Apollo and the Athenian queen Kreousa · Athene and Erekhtheis (“Earthborn”)àsurrounded by snakes (snakes linked to the earth because of the way they travel) o Another representation of Athenians’ link to the earth and Athena - The Perikles’ citizenship law (451 BCE) · Only men who had both parents Athenians should qualify as citizens · “”Oikos”= household o everything a person owns (in/outside the house) is a part of the Oikos § The possessions don’t even have to be in the same city as the owner · “kurios”= male master · “kureia”=protection tutelage o kinship o slaves à [Aristotle] · means that it is uncertain whether he is truly the author when square brackets are used CLST 101 Week 6 Lecture Oct. 15,18/2012 · what was important to an Athenian man was how to maintain the household throughout generations o Women cannot inherit property or own property o In some cases where families only had girls, the family made the decision to adopt a young boy so that the property could stay in the family o Because mortality was very high, families had more than one child § The problem was when there were too many boys ú Because they had to share it § The problem with too many girls ú When marrying had to be given a dowry § Therefore, many children were left to die, when a family had to many children o “Epikleros”= heiress o “Kleros”= property · IF a daughter was married and without sons yet, they were asked to divorce and marry the nearest member of the family so that the property could stay in the family · In the woman had young children, ___ took care of the property until the children became proper age to care for it - Marriage · Purpose of marriage was the procreation of legitimate children o “Eggue”= betrothal § also means pledge, security · it was important for a master to protect the honour of all the females in the house (wives, mothers, daughters) · The fact that a man could have a son that wasn’t of his blood was a very serious concern CLST 101 Week 6 Lecture Oct. 15,18/2012 o Therefore women were
More Less

Related notes for CLST 101

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit