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Athenians within the classical interval (508-322 BC) have been attracted to a picture of themselves as a compassionate and beneficiant those who rushed to the help of others in misery, either at domestic and in a foreign country. What relation does this snapshot endure to real Athenian habit? This publication argues that Athenians felt little strain as participants to assist fellow voters whom they didn't recognize. Democratic ideology referred to as on electorate to chorus from harming each other instead of to have interaction in mutual aid, and emphasised the significance of the aiding courting among citizen and town instead of between person electorate. If the duty of Athenians to aid fellow voters was once really tenuous, the entire extra so used to be their accountability to intrude to help the peoples of alternative states; a different pragmatism prevailed within the city's judgements bearing on intervention out of the country.

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