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Unformatted text preview: 3.10. FAMILY AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE ancient Greek society sources literary texts= drama poetry idealized families - Examples = odesseus family in the odessey - Court speeches histories real families o Lysias speech material evidence- kaws, funerary monuments houses communities, vase paintings scupltrue social status: citizenship= membership in polish full citizens (birth, gender) = 1 -2 native parents (poliss rarely grant outsiders citizenships ) property classes – level of participation based on land resident aliens (metics) [Dillon 5.35-43]- no kinship with established families - Limited rights subject to taxation political attacks serfs and slaves = no role in government little legal protection social groups household ( oikos )= extened familu - Father mom kids elders slaves and dependents - Everyone belongs to an oiks kinship groups ( genos , phratry [Dillon 1.39-40]), tribe ( phylê ), regional group ( deme )- Loosly based mythical ancestor city-state ( polis ) = fellow citizens associations/cliubs = voluntary optional organizations - May cross social lines! (male/female, slave/ free ect) Trades = pursue shared commercial objective, socialize...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course CLA 2100 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '07