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THE CIVIC LIFE OF THE  POLIS
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THE CIVIC LIFE OF THE POLIS What role did the Persian wars play in shaping Greek  identity?  How does the city-state (polis) shape political, religious,  and cultural life?  What role does theater play in the life of the city and its  politics? Who is included and who is excluded from membership  in the polis? Was Athens a democracy?
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The Persian Wars: A New Sense of  Identity Persian empire under Cyrus (r. 560-530) rich,  immense  superpower Gains control of Greek cities in Ionia 499 Ionian rebellion supported by mainland 490 Persian reprisal fails in battle of Marathon 480 2 nd  Persian attack fails at Battle of Salamis  Increased Greek self-confidence and sense of  unified identity; us vs. them
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I.  Athenian democracy - democracy created by Cleisthenes in 508 BC - all male citizens over 18 belong to Assembly
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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