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date: 05 August 2020

polis 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

(pl. poleis), the Greek city‐state. The polis is the characteristic form of Greek urban life; its main features are small size, local self‐determination, sense of community and respect for law. It can be contrasted with the Mycenaean palace economy (... ...

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