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Abstract

The polis culture of Greece was a bright, brief moment in human history. The Greek experiment still fascinates and perplexes two thousand years later as questions and issues raised by the Greeks remained unsolved. The history of ancient Greece has never lacked attention from scholars. There is no scarcity of scholarship on either their political or intellectual developments—in fact no stone has been left unturned. The purpose of this paper and the inquiry behind it is to explore and assess the interplay between the two and how they may have influenced each other, in hopes that the decline of the ancient Greek πόλις might be better understood.

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