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Definition of Polis

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city-state of ancient Greece
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Polis (; ), plural poleis (, ) literally means city in Greek. It can also mean citizenship and body of citizens. In modern historiography, polis is normally used to indicate the ancient Greek city-states, like Classical Athens and its contemporaries, and thus is often translated as "city-state".

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