The twelve studies contained in this volume discuss some key-aspects of citizenship from its emergence in Archaic Greece until the Roman period before AD 212, when Roman citizenship was extended to all the free inhabitants of the Empire. The book explores the processes of formation and re-formation of citizen bodies, the integration of foreigners, the question of multiple-citizenship holders and the political and philosophical thought on ancient citizenship. The aim is that of offering a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, ranging from literature to history and philosophy, as well as encouraging the reader to integrate the traditional institutional and legalistic approach to citizenship with a broader perspective, which encompasses aspects such as identity formation, performative aspect and discourse of citizenship.
Lucia Cecchet, PhD (2012), University of Heidelberg and University of Trento, is currently Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Mainz (JGU). She has published a monograph,
Poverty in Athenian Public Discourse, 2015 and several articles on the social and economic history of the Greek world.
Anna Busetto, Ph.D. (2014), University of Roma Tre, is currently a teacher of Classics at secondary school and an independent researcher. She is mainly interested in Greek and Byzantine Literature, Philology and Palaeography.
Contributors are: Arnaud Besson, Anna Busetto, Filippo Carlà-Uhink, Lucia Cecchet, Donato Fasolini, Jakub Filonik, Maurizio Giangiulio, Elena Isayev, Chiara Lasagni, Valerio Marotta, Valerio Rocco Lozano, Andreea Stefan.
Table of contents
Preface L. Cecchet and A. Busetto List of Abbreviations
Introduction. Greek and Roman Citizenship: State of Research and Open Questions L. Cecchet
Defining the Citizen Body in the Greek Poleis
Looking for Citizenship in Archaic Greece. Methodological and Historical Problems M. Giangiulio
Re-Shaping and Re-Founding Citizen Bodies: The Case of Athens, Cyrene and Camarina L. Cecchet
Politeia in Greek Federal States C. Lasagni
Social Identity and Representation of Socio-Political Status: The Case of Multiple Citizenship Holders in the Graeco-Roman East A. Stefan
Citizens and Non-Citizens in the Roman World
Citizens Among Outsiders in Plautus’s Roman Cosmopolis. A Moment of Change E. Isayev
Were Children Second-Class Citizens in Roman Society? Information Technology Resources for a New Vision of an Ancient Issue D. Fasolini
Egyptians and Citizenship from the First Century AD to the Constitutio Antoniniana V. Marotta
Fifty Years before the Antonine Constitution: Access to Roman Citizenship and Exclusive Rights A. Besson
Ancient Citizenship in the Philosophical and Political Reflection
Metaphorical Appeals to Civic Ethos in Lycurgus’ Against Leocrates J. Filonik
Alteram loci patriam, alteram iuris: “Double Fatherlands” and the Role of Italy in Cicero’s Political Discourse F. Carlà
Ancient and Modern Sources of Hegel’s Conception of the Roman Citizenship V. Rocco Lozano
The Idea of Cosmopolitanism from Its Origins to the 21st Century A. Busetto
Mainly classicists working on issues related to ancient citizenship, the Greek polis and Roman Law, but also all those interested in political history, immigration, and citizenship today.