Citizens in the Graeco-Roman World

Aspects of Citizenship from the Archaic Period to AD 212

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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.
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Biographical Note

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



1 Looking for Citizenship in Archaic Greece. Methodological and Historical Problems
M. Giangiulio

2 Re-Shaping and Re-Founding Citizen Bodies: The Case of Athens, Cyrene and Camarina
L. Cecchet

3 Politeia in Greek Federal States
C. Lasagni

4 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



5 Citizens Among Outsiders in Plautus’s Roman Cosmopolis. A Moment of Change
E. Isayev

6 Were Children Second-Class Citizens in Roman Society? Information Technology Resources for a New Vision of an Ancient Issue
D. Fasolini

7 Egyptians and Citizenship from the First Century AD to the Constitutio Antoniniana
V. Marotta

8 Fifty Years before the Antonine Constitution: Access to Roman Citizenship and Exclusive Rights
A. Besson

Ancient Citizenship in the Philosophical and Political Reflection



9 Metaphorical Appeals to Civic Ethos in Lycurgus’ Against Leocrates
J. Filonik

10 Alteram loci patriam, alteram iuris: “Double Fatherlands” and the Role of Italy in Cicero’s Political Discourse
F. Carlà

11 Ancient and Modern Sources of Hegel’s Conception of the Roman Citizenship
V. Rocco Lozano

12 The Idea of Cosmopolitanism from Its Origins to the 21st Century
A. Busetto

Index

Readership

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.