- The polis came to represent the center of Greek identity and its inhabitants were loyal to it. Concept of polis:
- 1.The geographical territory of the city-state.
- 2. The community that it represented.
- 3. The political and economic independence that it produced.
They were alike because they covered small areas of land, they had a population of fewer than 10,000 (most slaves or non-citizens), original fort was built on an acropolis, or hill, and each city-state had an agora.
Additional: The polis gave ancient Greeks a sense of identity. They formed their own kind of government and laws. They also had their own calendar, money and system of weights and measures. They all had the same language, cultural and religous ideas, and social patterns.