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citizenship, Greek  

John Davies

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Greek citizenship stemmed from the fusion of two distinct but related elements, (a) the notion of the individual state as a ‘thing’ with boundaries, an ongoing existence, and a power of decision, and ... More

cleruchy  

Simon Hornblower

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Cleruchy (κληρουχία), a special sort of Greek colony (see colonization, greek) in which the settlers kept their original citizenship and did not form a completely independent community. In Classical ... More

Common Peace  

Timothy Thomas Bennett Ryder

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Common Peace (κοινὴ εἰρήνη), the phrase used by *Diodorus (3) Siculus, following *Ephorus, and by some contemporaries (though not by *Demosthenes (2), *Isocrates, or *Xenophon (1)) to ... More

decarchies  

Paul Cartledge

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Decarchies were juntas, literally ‘ten-man rules’, established under the aegis of *Lysander in parts of the former Athenian empire (see delian league) following Sparta's victory in the *Peloponnesian ... More

decision-making, Greek  

P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
A Greek state was the community of its citizens, and at any rate the most important decisions were made by an assembly of the citizens. *democracies and *oligarchies differed not over that ... More

demes, dēmoi  

David Whitehead

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Demes dēmo (δῆμοι), local territorial districts—villages, in effect—in Greece, and, by extension, the inhabitants or members thereof. The first of these twin meanings has been detected in the Linear ... More

democracy, Athenian  

M. H. Hansen

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Athenian democracy from 508/7 to 322/1 bce is the best known example in history of a ‘direct’ democracy as opposed to a ‘representative’ or ‘parliamentary’ form of democracy.Today democracy is ... More

democracy, non-Athenian and post-Classical  

Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Democracy or people's power (see demos) was not an Athenian monopoly or even invention. (See democracy, Athenian.) The Archaic Spartan constitutional document (rhētra) preserved in Plutarch Lycurgus ... More

Demophanes and Ecdelus  

R. M. Errington

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Demophanes and Ecdelus, sometimes named Megalophanes and Ecdemus (Plut.Phil. 1), Megalopolitans (see Megalopolis). While exiled in Athens after c.265 bce they were followers of the ... More

dēmos  

Simon Hornblower

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
The Greek word means originally ‘district, land’, hence particularly (in *Attica and elsewhere) the villages or *demes (dēmoi, plural of dēmos) which were the main units of country settlement. From ... More

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