The Athenian democracy and its slaves

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History Today
Vol. 44, no. 2 (February 1994), p. 43-48

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"All men are equal ..." but some, though excluded from citizenship in classical Athens, were still taken into account through various mechanisms designed to promote stability in the body politic. Dimitris Kyrtatas examines how slaves were not necessarily just menials in the Athenian state