ISBN : 9780198817192
Citizenship is a major feature of contemporary national and international politics, but rather than being a modern phenomenon it is in fact a legacy of ancient Greece. Focusing on the archaic period, this volume challenges the narrow Aristotelian model of citizenship and instead explores alternative approaches to the topic, with each contributor bringing his or her own methodology to bear across a range of specific fields of enquiry, from law, cults, and military obligations, to athletics, commensality, and descent.
Frontmatter; List of Figures and Tables; List of Contributors; 1 Alain Duplouy: Pathways to Archaic Citizenship; 2 John K. Davies: State Formation in Early Iron Age Greece: The Operative Forces; 3 Josine Blok: Retracing Steps: Finding Ways into Archaic Greek Citizenship; 4 Hans van Wees: Citizens and Soldiers in Archaic Athens; 5 Paulin Ismard: Associations and Citizenship in Attica from Solon to Cleisthenes; 6 Marcello Lupi: Citizenship and Civic Subdivisions: The Case of Sparta; 7 Paul Cartledge: The Spartan Contribution to Greek Citizenship Theory; 8 Nick Fisher: Athletics and Citizenship; 9 James Whitley: Citizenship and Commensality in Archaic Crete: Searching for the Andreion; 10 Alain Duplouy: Citizenship as Performance; 11 Maurizio Giangiulio: Oligarchies of 'Fixed Number' or Citizen Bodies in the Making?; 12 Roger W. Brock: Conclusion: Taking Stock and Looking Backward; Endmatter; General Bibliography; Index