Qimmik wrote:Wouldn't it have been difficult for Athenians to go about their daily business encumbered by weapons? Cudgels were probably the primary instruments of Athenian thugs.
Scribo wrote:I think most would have had eating knives on them. I doubt we'd be seeing full blown swords and clubs. On the other hand, I'm not aware of a religious taboo as with the Romans and their pomerium. I don't know, this is an interesting question! Never considered it before.
1.6. The whole of Hellas used once to carry arms, their habitations being unprotected, and their communication with each other unsafe; indeed, to wear arms was as much a part of everyday life with them as with the barbarians.  And the fact that the people in these parts of Hellas are still living in the old way points to a time when the same mode of life was once equally common to all.  The Athenians were the first to lay aside their weapons, and to adopt an easier and more luxurious mode of life;
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