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Arguments against Granting Political Rights to Metics and Worthy Slaves
Metics referred to the non-Athenians who settled in the cosmopolitan city of Athens after
finding the city more appealing to them compared to their homesteads. The Metics were not
allowed to own any property, a step that seemed to have crippled Athens and the Athenian
society as a whole. Instead, the Metics were allowed to hold jobs for the Athenian property
owners, paying taxes from their realized earnings. Evidently, slavery was an aspect of the
Athenian society and was considered an institution in itself. This means that the property owners
could be sold and bought at any time as they had no civil, citizenship or enforceable legal rights.
Be that as it may, they had various jobs that cut across working in homesteads and working in
the fields as attendants. Some were very close to their owners drawing love from them.
Primarily, while there was an evident category yet simple division between the free
individuals and slaves in the Athenian law, in social practice, this was kind of different situation
of sorts. It is almost impossible to tell the difference between who was free and who was not, and
even more, there were instances of many citizens claimed to be slaves, yet they were free. The
commentary on this could be derived from the bifurcation between reality and law which mostly
lies on the social content of the Athenian citizenship (Denyer 200). The Athenian privileges
among the citizenry trickled down to the...