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Status in Classical Athens

Deborah Kamen


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, the book illum ... More

Keywords: citizens, slaves, resident foreigners, Athens, Greek cultural history, Greek social history, Athenian ideology, citizenship, democracy, ancient Greek literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691138138
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Kamen, author
University of Washington