The structure of society in policies

Polis population The rights of the people inhabiting the policy
1. Citizens Full-fledged, privileged residents of the policy
2. Dependent peasants Invalid residents who have lost ownership of a plot of land
3. Metekas Foreigners, residents of colonies who were forbidden to buy land and participate in the management of the policy
4. Slaves

Aristotle on slaves: “Slavery is a natural state, useful and just.”

They had no rights, were deprived of any property, were the subject of purchase and sale, could not marry, children were offspring (i.e., slaves by inheritance).


Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.