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(μέτοικος; métoikos).

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I. Definition

Métoikoi, or metics, immigrant foreigners who lived in a Greek city without possessing rights of citizenship, were clearly distinguished from the citizens of a pólis in 4th cent. BC political theory, as is shown by the following: ‘But these are only citizens in the manner in which children who are as yet too young to have been renroll…

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Cartledge, Paul A. (Cambridge), “Metoikos”, 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 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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