Hist 1002-9.06.05

Hist 1002-9.06.05 - 4. commerce and industry a. trade with...

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Hist 1002 September 6, 2005 I. Nature of the Greek-States: a. Ethnos (Ethni)—a relationship state i. Dates back to 900-1000 B.C. ii. Based upon: 1. Land a. Not a commodity to be marketed b. Passed down through families 2. Clan Relationship (Genos) a. A family (first-tenth cousins) b. Tied to land 3. Household (Okos/Okoi) basic family 4. Cult local religion a. Was not the Olympian gods gods were based on local nature b. Based on ritual c. Contract religion i. Facia ut facias I do as you do ii. Do ut des (I give as you give) d. Magic and ritual: gods expected to uphold their part of the bargain e. Much of this religion is not recorded f. Gods were chthonic—they rose up from among the people and the earth 5. Nobles could read, but not useful to the skilled workers 6. Most of Greece in 500 B.C. was ethnos with town s less than 100 people b. Polis States: (Poleis) i. A town-like situation: larger and more prominent than then ethnos state ii. Has base in the ethnos state iii. What sets it apart from the ethos state? 1. citizenship 2. constitution 3. obligations of citizens
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Unformatted text preview: 4. commerce and industry a. trade with others for supplies such as grain (Middle East, Italy/Sicily, Egypt) b. industries such as jar-making for shipping (jars called amphorae) 5. literacy and learning a. created a broader cultural memory b. addition to the tool kit c. added myth to the spiritual aspecta narrative exposition of the truth in which everything is true but the story itself II. Athens a. Legacy in Literature i. Largest number of literate peoples ii. Most collections of literature written about it b. Only place of continual habitation in Greece (that is known) c. Urban Democracyfoundation for present democracy i. Ecclesia town meetings ii. Bureaucrats and elected officials d. Mythic History i. One of the major units of Greek Mythology finds its basis in Athens (Homer, Herod, Stories of Athens, Stories of Thebes, Stories of Herecles, Stories of Argos) ii. Legendary King of Athens: Theseus 1. slayed the minotaur...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST 1002 taught by Professor Hardyjr during the Fall '05 term at LSU.

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