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The traditional Greco-Roman global used to be a global of citie, in a particular experience of groups during which nation-state was once ruled via city centre.This quantity of papers written by means of influential archaeologists and historians seeks to assemble the 2 disciplines in exploring the city-country courting.

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The existence of hoplites is the clearest a posteriori proof of the existence of the polis, both in Greece generally and in each specific case; and the best evidence for hoplites remains the archaeological. At a point rather earlier than the first clear evidence of the existence of hoplite armies, many communities in Greece had adopted another innovation that was closely linked with the hoplite phenomenon: the discontinuation of burial with arms (and of the corresponding provision of metal grave-goods for female burials).

I then suggest that the development of political institutions also accelerated in the eighth century, but that Dark Age society was already very hierarchical, and the process of state formation was in no sense a quantum leap into complexity. What, then, was the rise of the polis? g. Snodgrass 1986), I have argued that its historical importance is that it was a revolution in social structure, a complete transformation in the way people saw the world around them (Morris 1987). This is indeed much the way that Aristotle ultimately defined the polis—not as a territory or a group of political offices, but as a relationship between its constituent citizens.

Given the ubiquity of this framework, and the considerable size of some Dark Age settlements, it is probable that there were similar bigotries in that period too. The significant thing is not that these prejudices appear in Archaic and Classical literature, but that no stronger urban/rural opposition evolved. 4 The urban way of life According to Tönnies and Wirth, the growth of cities can produce a distinctively urban mentality, where ties of kinship and face-to-face association decline, and are replaced with single-stranded contracts and rationalising behaviour—what Tönnies called the substitution of Gesellschaft for Gemeinschaft, and Wirth characterised as the rise of ‘urban anomie’, where stress increases as the family declines (Tönnies 1955 [1887]; Wirth 1938; 1940).

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