Ancient Greece, The Roman Empire, And The Mesoamerican Civilization

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Citizens of Ancient History

The relationships between the citizens and the state in classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Mesoamerican civilization has a lot of common traits that helped with development. The roles of the citizens in these different locations are essential to understanding because they represent how people survived and lived in these times. The power the state had over its citizens contributed to how the people in the communities lived. They have common traits and differences with each.
Classical Greece
Classical Greece was the period between the Persian Wars and the death of Alexander the Great (Ancient Greece, 2015). Greece’s city-states were inadequate in size and had self-governing towns that were dominated by men and were connected by race (Ancient Greece, 2015). The society of Greek includes slaves and free people (Ancient Greece, 2015). Purchased by Free people the slaves who used them as helpers and workers’. Furthermore both had no legal rights (Ancient Greece, 2015).
When the Athenian society developed, the free men were split up between the citizens and the metics (Ancient Greece, 2015). If you were born from parents of the Athenians, you were considered to be the most powerful group that could participate in the government of Polis (Ancient Greece, 2015). The metics are not citizens because they are non- native at birth. They relocated in the Athens so they could trade and practice a craft (Ancient Greece, 2015). The metics had to pay…

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