Greek City Population

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The population of Greek city-states was known to be small, as intended by the Greeks themselves, but the population may depend on other factors such as geographical location according to Professor Weber. Branching off of Plato's belief of the ideal city containing a population of approximately 20,000 (only 5,000 citizens), Professor Weber explains how this dream was not far from reasoning. Professor Weber uses the largest poleis populations, including the mainland of Greece, the islands, and Ionia, to explain how their mountains, valleys, and small plains tend to create isolated settlements. Although these settlements create isolation, they cause easier access to the seas which was the main location of the acts of trade. Therefore, the richest
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