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Chapter 11, Lesson 2, Athens: A City-State (pp. 338-343)

I. The Evolution of Democracy

II. Citizenship in Athens

    A. Citizenship was limited to men over the age of 18, and usually to those men whose fathers had been citizens.

    B. Wives, children, unmarried women, foreigners, and slaves were not citizens, though they were protected by Athenian law.

III. The Economy of Athens

    A. Most Athenians were farmers, with just enough land to support their families.

    B. As Athens became an international trading center, the barter system changed to the use of coins.

    C. Wealthy Athenians were expected to contribute large amounts of money to government projects, and this kept money flowing throughout the city-state.

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