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Just curious, why 'citizen'?

 
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Tez
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Just curious, why 'citizen'? Reply with quote

Seems as though that wouldn't have been a concept to the Egyptians until the Ptolemaic period.

From I've read, there were three broad classes of Egyptians beneath the aristocracy throughout much of her history, the first was the HENMEMET, which comprised the landowners, wealthy merchants, officials, and higher priests; the second was the REKHIT, which were scribes, priests, and other educated persons; and the bottommost was the APERU, which were peasants, laborers, and slaves.

So it seems that anything lower than a scribe would be a laborer or serf.

No biggie, just a word that seems a little out of context here.
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, the word "citizen" is just used on ED as a referrence to how many posting you have made. You will notice "citizen" "scribe" "visier" the higer in society, the more posting you have made. With enough, you can even reach "Pharaoh".
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