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Unformatted text preview: 2.10. Early Athens Athens and Attica best-documented region in ancient Greece strategic location natural resources the Akropolis (Acropolis) Earliest Athens Bronze Age palace cult of Potnia LBA collapse extent of disturbance continuity Attica and Ionia (migrations) linguistic similarities myth of Nestor Early Iron Age to Geometric Protogeometric 8th century "Renaissance" synoecism [Dillon 10.32] (myth of Theseus) Archaic period Athens internal colonization pattern emergence of civic space agora temples walls Athenian ideologies Athens and Athena myth of competition with Poseidon Athena’s powers openness, innovation (contrast Sparta) [Dillon 1.7] Early Athenian Government and Society to 7th century powerful families (oligarchy/aristocracy) role of mythology executives: archons eponymous polemarch basileus thesmothetai council (Areopagos) assembly? social groups phylai (“tribes”) phratries (“brotherhoods”) genea (“clans”) oikoi (“households”) citizens, metics [Dillon 5.36-38, 40-43] and slavescitizens, metics [Dillon 5....
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- Fall '07
- Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy, Dillon 9.16-17, Dillon p., Early Athens Athens