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Citizen
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A. Antiquity (CT)

In Greek as well as in Roman Antiquity, the concept of citizenship (Greek polítes, Lat. civis) had a dual dimension: on the one hand, as citizen of a town or city, and on the other, as a citizen of the state, because a city state comprised both town and country (regarding the civis Romanus: Dig. 1,5,17; Dig. 50,1,1; Cod. Iust. 10,40,7).…

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Mohnhaupt, Heinz (Frankfurt/Main RWG), “Citizen”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1306090>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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