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The Resource Status in classical Athens, Deborah Kamen

Status in classical Athens, Deborah Kamen

Label
Status in classical Athens
Title
Status in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Kamen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical Athens--citizens, slaves, and resident foreigners. But this book--the first comprehensive account of status in ancient democratic Athens--clearly lays out the evidence for a much broader and more complex spectrum of statuses, one that has important implications for understanding Greek social and cultural history. By revealing a social and legal reality otherwise masked by Athenian ideology, Deborah Kamen illuminates the complexity of Athenian social structure, uncovers tensions between democratic ideology and practice, and contributes to larger questions about the relationship between citizenship and democracy. Each chapter is devoted to one of ten distinct status groups in classical Athens (451/0-323 BCE): chattel slaves, privileged chattel slaves, conditionally freed slaves, resident foreigners (metics), privileged metics, bastards, disenfranchised citizens, naturalized citizens, female citizens, and male citizens. Examining a wide range of literary, epigraphic, and legal evidence, as well as factors not generally considered together, such as property ownership, corporal inviolability, and religious rights, the book demonstrates the important legal and social distinctions that were drawn between various groups of individuals in Athens. At the same time, it reveals that the boundaries between these groups were less fixed and more permeable than Athenians themselves acknowledged. The book concludes by trying to explain why ancient Greek literature maintains the fiction of three status groups despite a far more complex reality."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamen, Deborah
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Social status
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Social conditions
  • Social status
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Ancient History
  • Classical Studies
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Label
Status in classical Athens, Deborah Kamen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-133) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectrum of statuses -- Chattel slaves -- Privileged chattel slaves -- Freedmen with conditional freedom -- Metics (metoikoi) -- Privileged metics -- Bastards (nothoi) -- Disenfranchised citizens (atimoi) -- Naturalized citizens -- Full citizens: female -- Full citizens: male -- Conclusion: status in ideology and practice
Control code
ocn844924513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 144 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299606876
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400846535
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 491937
  • 22573/ctt270w0x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)844924513
Label
Status in classical Athens, Deborah Kamen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-133) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectrum of statuses -- Chattel slaves -- Privileged chattel slaves -- Freedmen with conditional freedom -- Metics (metoikoi) -- Privileged metics -- Bastards (nothoi) -- Disenfranchised citizens (atimoi) -- Naturalized citizens -- Full citizens: female -- Full citizens: male -- Conclusion: status in ideology and practice
Control code
ocn844924513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 144 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299606876
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400846535
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 491937
  • 22573/ctt270w0x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)844924513

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