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Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok

Label
Citizenship in classical Athens
Title
Citizenship in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Josine Blok
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What did citizenship really mean in classical Athens? It is conventionally understood as characterised by holding political office. Since only men could do so, only they were considered to be citizens, and the community (polis) has appeared primarily as the scene of men's political actions. However, Athenian law defined citizens not by political office, but by descent. Religion was central to the polis and in this domain, women played prominent public roles. Both men and women were called 'citizens.' On a new reading of the evidence, Josine Blok argues that for the Athenians, their polis was founded on an enduring bond with the gods. Laws anchored the polis' commitments to humans and gods in this bond, transmitted over time to male and female Athenians as equal heirs. All public offices, in various ways and as befitting gender and age, served both the human community and the divine powers protecting Athens. Proposes a new view of citizenship in classical Athens, bringing together hitherto fundamentally distinct approaches to the classical community (polis). Clarifies the debate on Greek citizenship in its historical and intellectual context, inviting engagement with modern citizenship studies. Includes in-depth discussion of key evidence in translation, with Greek texts provided in the footnotes, so that no knowledge of Ancient Greek is necessary"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blok, Josine
Dewey number
323.60938/5
Index
index present
LC call number
JC75.C5
LC item number
B56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizenship
  • Heredity
  • Heredity
  • Women
  • Men
  • Community life
  • Religion and politics
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Citizenship
  • Greece
Label
Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking Athenian citizenship -- A bond between polis and gods -- The value of descent -- Citizens, male and female : vocabulary -- Participation : public roles and institutions -- Outlook : Athenians and others
Control code
971532345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521191456
Lccn
2017001507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280631
System control number
(OCoLC)971532345
Label
Citizenship in classical Athens, Josine Blok
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rethinking Athenian citizenship -- A bond between polis and gods -- The value of descent -- Citizens, male and female : vocabulary -- Participation : public roles and institutions -- Outlook : Athenians and others
Control code
971532345
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 328 pages
Isbn
9780521191456
Lccn
2017001507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280631
System control number
(OCoLC)971532345

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