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Gilula, ‘‘A Career in the Navy,’’ Classical Quarterly, 1989, pp. 259–61. For Rome, see Livy, The Histories, XXIV, xi, 7–9. A. Fuks, ‘‘The Sharing of Property by the Rich with the Poor in Greek Theory and Practice,’’ Scripta Classica Israelica, 5, 1979–80, pp. 46–63. City-states 33 memorated in inscriptions set up either by the grateful recipients or by the donors themselves. Often citizens paid more than they had to as a means for obtaining popularity, inﬂuence, and, in the not unlikely eventuality of being taken to court, a measure of sympathy among the jurors; and indeed our knowledge of the subject owes much to cases of this sort.
So long as they did not come under the dominion of an outside power or fall victim to a tyrant (in which case the polis, properly speaking, would cease to exist) each classical city-state enjoyed freedom (eleutheria, libertas) both in respect to its external affairs and internally. Externally ‘‘freedom’’ meant something very close to the modern sovereignty. Internally it meant that citizens possessed the right to participate in political life and were considered equal before the law; nor, so long as normalcy prevailed, did they have to pay too many direct taxes.
Even when the emperor was neither a god nor a descendant of the prophet, as in Byzantium, he acted as head of the church and, indeed, it would be hard to say which one of his functions, the secular or the religious, was the more important. , Charlemagne, regarded himself as head of the church as well. Potter, Prophets and Emperors, pp. 122, 128–9. L. Halperin, Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire (Amsterdam: North Holland, 1977), pp. 148–9. Empires, strong and weak 39 Whatever their precise relationship with the gods, all emperors were absolute rulers who combined legislative, executive, and juridical functions in their own persons.