07-11-16 --- LTWL19A Lecture 12

- - Theogonis Assumptions about the meaning and nature of aristocracy o Terminology o Nature and nurture the transmission of character and

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07-11-16 Theogonis Assumptions about the meaning and nature of aristocracy o Terminology o Nature and nurture: the transmission of character and qualities o Code of Conduct Athenian o Part of the aristocracy Aristocracy was not happy Social Change at Megara: rise of demagogues and non-aristocrats o Pg. 65 (lines 53-58) New people arriving with money, pushing out the aristocracy Theognis discourages others from befriending them Sees a lot of “danger over the horizon” Lawless, hubrousness taking over the town The base are the agents of hubrous (lines 39-52) Solon and Theognis o Theognis face with strife between rich and poor, and old money and new money (old rich and new rich) People trying to come into power befriend those in power and use them to get where they want Solon Background to Solon: Archaic Attica o Constitution 3 Archons Basileus (“King”) Chief Archon Commander of Army (Polemarch) Council (“Areopagus”) Was the Court at the time Could only be on these first two if you were from Eupatrids or families of “good fathers” o Didn’t have to be rich or poor, just had to be in those families Assembly (Ekklesia) o Kylonian affair (630) Was an Olympic victor, tried to take Athens After failure, sought sanctuary in Athena’s Temple
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