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The Athenian Nation
Edward Cohen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xvii
List of Abbreviations xix
Introduction: Athens as Paradox-Athens as Nation 3
Chapter 1: Anomalous Athens 11
An Anomalous Polis 11
An Anomalous Ethnos 22
Women in an Anomalous Democracy 30
Chapter 2: The Local Residents of Attika 49
Astoi and Politai 50
New, Old, and Former Athenians: The Historical Context 63
Attikismos: Becoming Part of Attika 70
Chapter 3: An Ancient Construct: The Athenian Nation 79
Motherland and Myth 82
Fatherland and Nationalism 91
Chapter 4: A Modern Myth: The Athenian Village 104
"Not Knowing One Another" in Attika 106
Anonymity and Mobility: The Reality of Deme Life 112
Chapter 5: Wealthy Slaves in a "Slave Society" 130
Unfree Wealth and Power: Slave Entrepreneurs and Civil Servants 132
"Corrective Interpretations": Evidence Rejected, Preconceptions Maintained 137
An Athenian Explanation for the Athenian Slave Economy 141
Chapter 6: The Social Contract: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Profit 155
An Academic Fantasy: Sexual Exploitation as Political Entitlement 159
Equal Employment Opportunity: Prostitution Not "the Special Preserve of Foreigners" 167
Consensual Sex: "Prostitution by Contract," Not Status 177
Works Cited 193
General Index 229
Index of Passages Cited 235

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