Membership Regimes encompass the rules, beliefs and resources that impact the settlement and integration of migrants in a polity, and which, in turn were themselves shaped by constant renegotiations between rival interests – including those of the migrants themselves.
The metic or free foreign resident of a Greek city is often though of as someone who left a life behind to start again in a new city. But how far did they actually go?
For ancient historian Paul Vadan migration is more than a subject of study – it’s a personal experience. He is interested in the fragile legal position of foreigners in the Greek cities and wants us to think about the what the marginalization of foreigners might mean for society and humanity.