- Created by: Gg18
- Created on: 22-03-19 14:56
Why citizenship was so important
- Gave an individual identity to a roman it meant they weren't a slave or barbarian
-Most important concepts in Athenian society and politics
Who could be a citizen?
- Only Athenian men could be full citizens
- Achieved the status at the age of 20 and only once they had been recognised as legitimate by thier exteneded family and their village
What rights did they have?
- Male citizens could sit in the Assembly
- Sit in the law courts
-If from higher social classes they could hold govt. jobs
Pericles Reforms in 451BC
- Under Pericle's reforms a person should not have the rights of citizen-ship unless both of his parents had been citizens
-Harder to gain citizenship
-Number of citizens would decrease
-Increases status of Athenian women
Why were Pericles reforms introduced?
-Influx of migrants who became metics so was an attempt to make citizenship harder and more limited
-During the tension of the Peloponnesian war so he was ensuring pure Athenians were citizens and not from other states