Hist 012307 Lecture 5

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Hist 012307 Lecture 5 Lecture 5: the Greeks Classical period [500-523 BC] Polis-“city-state” i.e. Athens, Sparta fl. 750-300BC origins and size-starts small had population of 3-5 thousand ppl., except Sparta and Athens spread total community [share same ideas about government, social life, laws, calendar, values, customs, etc] citizenship [belong to polis because born there, male, over 18] o good citizen takes part in polis o good citizen serves in the military o Greek armies are citizen armies, considered a privlege institutions Misc.: Tribe-small, low complexity, kinship [‘related’ to them, but don’t actually have to be related], authority is personal Chiefdom-medium, medium complexity State-large, high complexity, institutions [less emphasis on family, more on institutions], authority is official Spartan society hierarchical pyramid o top-Spartiates or similars [full Spartan citizens] made decisions, went to war, did not work for a living though
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