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The Athenian Nation ➮ [Ebook] ➩ The Athenian Nation By Edward Cohen ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Challenging the modern assumption that ancient Athens is best understood as a polis, Edward Cohen boldly recasts our understanding of Athenian political and social life Cohen demonstrates that ancient Challenging the modern assumption that ancient Athens is best understood as a polis, Edward Cohen boldly recasts our understanding of Athenian political and social life Cohen demonstrates that ancient sources referred to Athens not only as a polis, but also as a nation ethnos , and that Athens did encompass the characteristics now used to identify a nation He argues that in Athens economic, religious, sexual, The Athenian PDF/EPUB or and social dimensions were no less significant than political and juridical considerations, and accordingly rejects prevailing scholarship s equation of Athens with its male citizen body In fact, Cohen shows that the categories of citizen and noncitizen were much fluid than is often assumed, and that some noncitizens exercised considerable power He explores such subjects as the economic importance of businesswomen and wealthy slaves the authority exercised by enslaved public functionaries the practical egalitarianism of erotic relations and the broad and meaningful protections against sexual abuse of both free persons and slaves, and especially of children the wide involvement of all sectors of the population in significant religious and local activities All this emerges from the use of fresh legal, economic, and archaeological evidence and analysis that reveal the social complexity of Athens, and the demographic and geographic factors giving rise to personal anonymity and limiting personal contacts leading to the creation of an imagined community with a mutually conceptualized identity, a unified economy, and national myths set in historical fabrication.


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