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  1. The tyranny form of government
    1. The concept of power
    2. The tyrant, the sole holder of power
  2. Tyranny, a controversial and transient system
    1. A controversial system
    2. A transient regime

The Greek world is that of the city, or the polis. In the geographical sense, it consists of asty (urban), the chora (surrounding countryside) and the confines of the territories. The city is the concentration of population, both political and religious. The chora consists of cultivated areas and villages which are framed rural sanctuaries. The borders are left out and fallow. The polis also refers to the human group living under the same laws whether democratic or not. Only male citizens have the roght to vote and others are not members of the city. Others think of the city as all the inhabitants of the polis, but the whole political vision prevails almost all the time. Moreover, when we speak of oliganthropie (lack of men) it may also mean a lack of citizens and not necessarily a demographic vacuum.

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