By Philippe Nemo
Presents a context for realizing today’s tremendous states via tracing the origins of political proposal from the earliest prestates via next eras, together with the philosophers and thinkers of the Greek city-state, Roman legislations, and the Christian Gospels; Nemo extra examines the effect on political association that extends from canon legislation and the impression of diverse Christian thinkers.
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1 I. Homer and Hesiod: Justice and Social Order A. The Historical Context The Greek city did not emerge gradually by way of an untroubled evolution from earlier forms of civilization. It appears to have been an ex nihilo creation that arose in mainland and Ionian Greece as a result of a largely endogenous process following from an interruption in the historical process. Some time around 1200 BC, Greece fell victim to a “disaster,” which cut it off from the rest of the world; suddenly, all trace of civilization vanished, including the complete eclipse of writing.
But had he not taken the initiative, no one would have sought revenge in his place. Thus, “there was no bureaucratic Finley, Early Greece, 84–85. On aristocratic paideia, see Henri-Irénée Marrou, Histoire de l’éducation dans l’Antiquité (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1948), translated as A History of Education in Antiquity (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1982); and Werner Jaeger, Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1945). 8 9 27 Part One: Ancient Greece apparatus, no formalized legal system or constitutional machinery.
The regime in Sparta can be characterized as follows: • In political terms, the power of the dual kings was diminished by the invention of the Ephors—the five magistrates (literally, “overseers”) elected annually by the assembly; the powers of the gerousia were bolstered to the detriment of the apella. • In social and economic terms, there was a land redistribution in Laconia and a division in equal lots (kleroi) of the lands seized in the conquest of Messenia (some nine or ten thousand lots were created).
A History of Political Ideas from Antiquity to the Middle Ages by Philippe Nemo