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Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Jacqueline Brunning
Semester
Winter

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Jan 30, 2013 Administration - related closely tolaw lmaking and legal structure - often set in place of different administrative structures - reforming state consitution - each had own solutions for different states most common feature in political administration was BOULE and DEMOS. Boule council, executive counil, senior citizns major decision makers. come up with las na propsed decrees for assembly of ppl to vote on. vary in size. it was composed of senior citiznes* from the boule that certain might magiestraes were drawn. Demos body of all citizens. those wealth and status didn’t permit them into boule or magistracies beyond voting. in small polies, demos could invovle every citizens. geographical constraints. - most used theatres for assemlies. this is beause theatres were buidlings with big seating capacity. - instinaces ocasions of hot temper and run into theatre with big argument - case of democracy, demos had more power (balance of power) in favour of demos. - oligarchy was shifted to the few. - thus, DEmocracy< DEMOS + Kratos - OLIGARCHY< oligos+arche - tyrannies are associated with accusasion of demogogeries. and also tyrannies often associated with aristocratic…. results aristocratic in dispute with one another - the magistrates were taken from leading citizens Magistrates: EPONYMOUS- give name s to the year and months (in case of athenina democracy) Clan/Tribal- representative of divison within the Demos. so as each magistrate took his turn in running things, different sections of citizen bodies were represented Priestly managing state cult, tending temple fiannce, JUDICIAL duties (involve presiding legal trials, setting up jury, arrangeing judges, and law courts) and large amount of work was SECRETARIALS. notes, account books, arranging inscription of new laws to be set up. law making= finaicnal concerns (temple treasuries, bank, rents, fines, tariffs, spending) running state temples as loans…. bank, intrest payments, trade duties, tarrifs. in charge of spening on public building projects. (temple,etc) in volved colonial ventures, mining, or other resource type venturs and spending on warfare and fleets. states took on expansionary, these finaincal concern grow on a large scale with big revenues and expenditures to maintain imperialistic state ex. athens handle revenue from atheneian empire and its navy. political administration - 6th C BC fornara, was the dominance theme. relating to tyrants (#8---the demogogic man of the people in his biography) being a tyrant didn’t prevent him as elected legitimate magistrate. - Aristotle talks about different tyrants: Tyranny of Sicyon of Orthagoras and his sons. treated subjects moderately, kept the lead of the people by looking after interests. there were all kind of tyrnanies and citystates. Tyranny at Corinth Cypselids. Psammetichus (egyptian name- indication that aristocrats operating on a world stage**) cultural links abroad. Cypselus was leader of the people, and didn’t set himself as a king like figure… just man of the people who can be apporached. Pisitratidae at Athnes. not solidly in place (exile and coming back). Syracuse… much more shrot lived. these are a selection that aristotle gives us. - Fornara #31 for all negative label given to 'tyrants' regarded in the own day, pretty good guys where they tried to avoid stateis.. (civil uprising). he tried to avoid this. by sole control having a bit more firm grip over the situation by cultivating support of majoirty, avoid internal strike. - real oponents were other aristocrats.* Hippyias was regarded as more of a tyrant type figure. this had to do with the eipsode where he was Heroized and since in terms of modern schoalriship. - fornara 39 a. drinking song: probably each member of symposium picking up the cup, pass on and sing. they acted as coming for panathenic festival. sympoiads carrying brance of mertle and passing verses. the verse suggest that these singers are mimicking poses and holding sword, mertle branch. thus, vase painters late century copied and drew painted tyranisite statue… episode how they might've looked. (mythical momnet where take historical events (with eye witnesses_) and play around with it)*** elevating man into heroic status. - #39 b- relate traditional spartans defeat of tyranny. - main point: this was part of a herolizing authoirty figures. adminsitration was part of mythical narrative of the polis. just athenians imagine arhchons back in king period. they got a different way of apporaching it than we do. someone real but deeds- carrer take on special character and belong to the public. story not just hteres, but feel as if it belongs to the public as well* Fornara #32- - mid 6th
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