Ancient Athens: Granting Political Rights to Metrics and Worthy Slaves

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Read the attached then read the following to understand.

For this assignment. I want you to write an essay to argue about these two questions:

1- Should metics and worthy slaves be admitted to and allowed to vote in the Pnyx?

2- Should they be allowed to serve as jurors in the lawcourt?


Te objectives of the essay

you must advance an argument against granting political rights to metics. You'll need to undertake research on metics in ancient athens to support your argument.

You also need facts to support the argument that real Athenians, born of Athenian parents, are better stewards of the city-state than those who come here to make money.


again take a look at the attached file to see the supplemental texts to support your argument, or you can use any credible source from the internet (web sources only)


lastly, I want a separate document that contains a summary of your essay.

Ancient Athens: Granting Political Rights to Metrics and Worthy Slaves

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School: University of Maryland

Here you go. In case of any further inputs, please let me know.All the best!I appreciate working with you!

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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

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among the citizenry trickled down to the...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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