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Origins & Development of Ancient Greek Polis

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Department
History
Course
HST 210
Professor
Goldberg( T A)
Semester
Fall

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-Inadequacy of term "city-state" -Ideal pop. = ~5000 -Sparta, Athens, Syracuse, Acragas: abnormal states > 20,000 people -Autonomy & sovereignty of polis in internat'l relations -Dark Age Oikoi to Archaic Age Poleis -Homeric hero (Basileus) control extended oikos -Becomes leader of coalition of oikoi -Competitveness of warrior => community of citizen -Formation of Polis: synoecism -Coming together of oikoi -Oikos = basically a little hut -Embyronic Greek Polis -First: Old Smyrna in Asia Minor -Homer: polis in peace vs in war -Econ. base for polis: adoption of coinage -Diff. money, calendar, dialect, gov… -Phys. characteristics of polis -Quickened pace of archi. development in 6th cent. -Temples -Assembly place, market (agora), acropolis, gymnasium -Hippodamian town planning -Spiritual universe of polis -Variety of constitutional forms -Ltd. monarchy (Sparta) -Aristocracy (Corinth) -Radical democracy (Athens) -Some degree of participatory self-gov -Community > indiv. -Hoplite warfare -Hoplon = tool
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