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Ancient Society

Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery, through Barbarism to Civilization

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Author: Lewis H. Morgan
Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 200,709 / 642 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.1
Downloads: 795
Added to site: 2014.06.13
mnybks.net#: 31584
Genre: Non-fiction
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Hereditary.--The Gens the Basis of the Social System.--Antiquity of the Gentile Lineage.--Inheritance of Property.--Archaic and Final Rule.--Relationships between the Members of a Gens.--The Gens the Center of Social and Religious Influence. 215

CHAPTER IX.

THE GRECIAN PHRATRY, TRIBE AND NATION.

The Athenian Phratry.--How Formed.--Definition of Dikaearchus.--Objects chiefly Religious.--The Phratriarch.--The Tribe.--Composed of Three Phratries.--The Phylo Basileus.--The Nation.--Composed of Four Tribes.--Boule, or Council of Chiefs.--Agora, or Assembly of the People.--The Basileus.--Tenure of the Office.--Military and Priestly Functions.--Civil Functions not shown.--Governments of the Heroic Age, Military Democracies.--Aristotle's Definition of a Basileus.--Later Athenian Democracy.--Inherited from the Gentes.--Its Powerful Influence upon Athenian Development. 235

CHAPTER X.

THE INSTIT

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