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  • n. Plural form of metic.


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  • The daughter of the "metics," the resident foreigners, go as attendants of honor with them.

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  • A good many are real Athenian citizens; a still larger proportion are "metics" (resident foreigners without political rights).

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  • Many of the early bankers in Greek city states were Greek city states were "metics" or foreign residents.

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  • That means the health care system can only be measured by financial metics.

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  • Hippocrates had called out the whole force of Athens, metics as well as citizens, and all the strangers who were then in the city.

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  • They manned a hundred ships, in which they embarked, both metics and citizens,3 all but the highest class and the

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  • Attica; they were made up of the elder and younger men, and of such metics as bore heavy arms.

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  • Certain metics and servants gave information, not indeed about the Hermae, but about the mutilation of other statues which had shortly before been perpetrated by some young men in a drunken frolic: they also said that the mysteries were repeatedly profaned by the celebration of them in private houses, and of this impiety they accused, among others, Alcibiades.

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  • About the end of the summer the entire Athenian force, including the metics, invaded the territory of Megara, under the command of

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  • One hundred and fifty Aeginetans were numbered among the slain, while the loss incurred by the foreigners, metics, and sailors who had joined the relief party, reached a total of two hundred.



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