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Lecture 6

Lecture 6 - Metics, Women, and Resistance

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York University
Political Science
POLS 1000
Martin Breaugh

Lecture 6Metics Women and RenaissanceMetics o Foreigners or resident aliens of Athens o Integral part of the polis o Contribute to the economic well being of Athenian democracy o Confined to the private sphere necessity and economic needs oikos Cannot partake in the affairs of the cityPolitics and business dont mix o Could be called upon to fight for the polis o Set of responsibilities within the polisSpecial direct taxesFind an Athenian citizen willing to sponsoract as a guarantorOfficially registered as a metic o In certain exceptional circumstances metics could be granted citizenship rare complicated process ProcessobstaclesNaturalization is not a administrative affair it was a legislative matterAssembly has to vote twice second vote requires a quorum of 6000 citizens taken by secret ballot to avoid corruption etcReward a metic o Greek common sense holds a insurmountable difference between Greeks and nonGreeks they did not know human rights or ideas of humanity thats common to all of usWomen o Confined to the private sphere oikos o Responsible for smooth running of domestic lifeIn charge of the slaves o Women were to be as discreet as possible Heracles women must be invisible o Most difficult of all o Cannot leave the household cannot see other men except for relativesspouse o Young girls under authority of father when married fall under authority of husband throughout their lives women were treated like minors o No contact with the social political and sentimental life of men o Not even the principal object of spouses love desire men fucks concubineso Cook raise children and family unit stay quiet o For Aristotle the fate of women like slaves is decided by nature do have access to reason o Although being inferior to men they were not to be treated like slaves o Inferiority of women within polis has to do with that the polis is often at war Exclusion of women from public sphere that precisely permits the public sphere to exist you have to exclude women
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