CLST 101 - 1.1 - CLST101 Civilization Civiscitizen...

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CLST 101 07/10/2009 09:12:00 Civilization  Civis- citizen Civitas – a body of citizens Civillis – to behave as a citizen Polis – stateless community - most specific form of socio-political organization in the Greek-speaking world - a self-governing social, political, economic and religious community of  citizens(polites/politai) - urban centre ex) Athens(which was divided into 10 different political groups) was  the urban centre with surrounding territory, Attica… Sparta – Laconia - Chora/Ge – region or district(trans) = agricultural hinterland(vicinity) - Asty – urban centre Natural highpoint(hill) usually o Acropolis – Athena Polia Agora – agrein(to come together), base of acropolis  o Agorazein – to socialize in agora(place of socialization/culture) o Commercial/economical marketplace o Religious place - cults for minor deities o Legal place where trials took place
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