Unformatted text preview: 1. acro = hill 2. polis = city 3. Acropolis = city on a hill C. just below the highest point, the central market place – Agora D. most Greeks were farmers but preferred to live in town – fellowship and social life E. towns were independent units due to physical barriers of the land F. walls were built around the town IV. Polis as a “shared community” A. Polis should be seen as people instead of a state B. Everyone’s duty to help the polis C. Everyone know the value of the farms, the process of the economy; thus everyone was needed D. Polis means the communal life of the people – political, moral, cultural, religious, etc. E. Aristotle – “Man is a creature who lives in a polis.”...
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- a. polis, Introduction A. Polis, term polis