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Alexander's successors introduced a novel model of human interaction and residence; one that embodied both Greek city-states and Iranian city-power.
the Greek city-states meant the direct rule of the people qualified to vote, there is no such form of direct popular rule or direct universal suffrage anywhere in the world, except in Switzerland.
Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon give us ethnological knowledge about life in Greece, as well as the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars (499-449 BC), a sequence of wars fought between the coalition of Greek city-states and the powerful Persian empire.
and thus the same period that saw the birth of the Greek city-states.
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, concerning the Trojan War, he is also anxious to present the war as an historical event and, using new archaeological discoveries, to show Troy not as a Greek city-state but as Anatolian with ties to Hittite civilisation.
If religion and politics were, as it seems, intimately interrelated in the Greek city-state, and women were central to Greek religious life, are we justified in describing politics and political power as the exclusive province of men?
The historian investigates how an ordinary Greek city-state was able to transform itself into an imperial power capable of competing with Persia.
But then, this is Sparta, the Greek city-state where boys were separated from their families at age 7 to undergo years of training to forge a population of soldiers unmatched in strength, bravery and bloodlust.
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Nevertheless, the Peloponnesian War--the event, not the text--is the seminal historical event of the Greek city-state.
The political life of the Greek city-state revolved around public speech and debate, the principal aim of which was the rational pursuit of justice.