The Associations of Classical Athens: The Response to Democracy
Jones' book examines the associations of ancient Athens under the classical democracy (508/7-321 B.C.) in light of their relations to the central government. Associations of all types--village communities, cultic groups, brotherhoods, sacerdotal families, philosophical schools, and others--emerge as fundamentally similar instances of Aristotelian koinoniai. Each, it is argued, acquired its distinctive character in response to particular features of the contemporary democracy. The analysis results in the first integrated, holistic institutional reconstruction of Greece's first city.
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Definitions and Membership
3 The Isolation of the Demes
Expansion and Decline
Disposition Meetings and Solidarity
Instruments of Representation?
7 The Phratries
8 Clubs Schools Regional and Cultic Associations
9 The Organization of the Cretan City in Platos Laws
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Acharnai activity Agora Aiantis Aixone Akropolis Antisthenes Aristophanes Aristotle Aristotle's asty Athpol attested Attica boundaries central government century chapter citing classical Athens concerned constitutional deme Cretan crown cult cultic decree Dekeleia deme association deme's demesmen democracy Demos Demosthenes demotai demotic discussion documents Eleusis ephebes epigraphic epimeletai eponymous Erechtheis evidence example existence extra-urban fact Ferguson function gené genos Greek groups Halai Hedrick Hesperia honorand honors IG II2 inscriptions Jones Kekropis Kleisthenes koinoniai Lambert Lamptrai Leontis lines Melite membership mention metics Nonetheless officers orgeones Paiania Pandionis Peiraieus phrateres phratry phylai phyle phyletai Plato Plato's polis political possible preserved priestess prytaneis public organization question Radin record reference regional residents restored Rhamnous role rural segments shrine significant Solon's law Solonian sortition specific statewide stele suggested syssitia term territorial deme thiasotai tion Traill trittys urban center village Whitehead 1986
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Page 26 - The clubs here discussed may be defined as voluntary associations of persons more or less permanently organized for the pursuit of a common end, and so distinguishable both from the State and its component elements on the one hand, and on the other from temporary unions for transitory purposes.
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