Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Is Houston a Polis? What is a Polis?

A Polis is a city state that is completely autonomous and takes orders from no one else.  They are completely self governing.  So then... Is Houston a polis?

No.  Though Houston has its own local government, Houston also has to obey the orders of the state of Texas and the White House government.  Houston therefore is not autonomous and therefore cannot be a polis in the Greek's eyes. 

And that's your little history trivia for the day!

Starvix Draxon

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