By Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland
During this revised version, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have increased the chronological variety of old Greece to incorporate the Greek international of the fourth century. The sourcebook now levels from the 1st traces of Greek literature to the demise of Alexander the good, masking the entire major old sessions and social phenomena of old Greece. the cloth is taken from a number of resources: historians, inscriptions, graffiti, legislations codes, epitaphs, decrees, drama and poetry. It contains the most important literary authors, but additionally covers a big variety of writers, together with many non-Athenian authors. while concentrating on the most towns of historic Greece - Athens and Sparta- the sourcebook additionally attracts on a variety of fabric about the Greeks in Egypt, Italy, Sicily, Asia Minor and the Black Sea. historical Greece covers not just the chronological, political background of historical Greece, but in addition explores the whole spectrum of Greek existence via subject matters reminiscent of gender, social classification, race and labour. This revised variation contains: thoroughly new chapters - "The upward push of Macedon" and "Alexander ?the Great?, 336-323" BC New fabric within the chapters at the City-State, faith within the Greek global, Tyrants and Tyranny, The Peloponnesian conflict and its Aftermath, Labour: Slaves, Serfs and electorate, and girls, Sexuality and the kin it really is based in order that: Thematically prepared chapters prepared enable scholars to accumulate progressively wisdom of the traditional Greek international Introductory essays to every bankruptcy provide valuable history to appreciate subject parts Linking commentaries support scholars comprehend the resource extracts and what they demonstrate concerning the old Greeks historical Greece: Social and historic records from Archaic instances to the demise of Alexander the good. 3rd variation, will remain a definitive choice of resource fabric at the society and tradition of the Greeks.
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1 We possess a constitution which does not imitate the laws of our neighbours: in fact we are an example to others rather than imitating anyone else. And the constitution’s name is democracy, because the majority manage its affairs, not just a few; as regards the laws, everybody is equal when private disputes are being settled, and, as regards the criteria used to pick out anyone for office, what counts is not his belonging to a particular class, but his personal merit, while as regards poverty, as long as he can do something of value for the city, no one is prevented by obscurity from taking part in public life.
The prytaneis give written notice of the business to be dealt with by the Council, and the agenda for each day, and the venue. 4 They also give written notice of assembly meetings: one sovereign meeting, at which there must be a vote on whether the magistrates appear to be performing their duties properly, and to deal with the food supply and defence of the country. On this same day those who wish to do so bring impeachments, and the inventories of confiscated property and claims to estates and heiresses are read out, so that no one is unaware of any 13 T H E P O LI S : T H E GR E E K C I T Y- ST A T E vacant estate.
The financial officials were established by Kleisthenes. 2). 1 Ten men are elected by lot as Repairers of Shrines, who receive thirty minas from the financial officials for the restoration of those temples that most require it, and ten as Citycontrollers. 2 Five of these hold office in the Piraeus and five in the city, and they supervise the female flute, harp and lyre players to ensure that they do not receive more than two drachmas, and, if more than one person wants to hire one, the officials cast lots and hire her to the winner.
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) by Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland