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House and Society in the Ancient Greek World

House and Society in the Ancient Greek World

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Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000253

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  • This book considers traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, which draws on archaeological evidence from individual houses rather than textual sources. The focus of the study is the domestic organization of households, particularly the relationships between men and women within the households, between household members and outsiders, and with the wider social structures of the polis or city state, and how these changed with time.

    • The Greek household is an increasingly popular field of research
    • Brings together archaeological evidence from a range of sites in Greece and southern Italy with ideas about domestic organisation and social behaviour associated with ethnography and ancient history
    • Addresses the issue of gender relations within ancient Greek households through archaeology
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Scholarly study of Greek houses, their plans, patterns of organization, functions, and prestige." Stanely Abercrombie, Interior Design

    "...welcome volume...stimulating study" David W. J. Gill, University of Wales Swansea, UK

    "She does an excellent job of establishing a theoretical framework within which she does a close analysis of some of the material from Olynthos...This is a fine treatment of a difficult subject. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate libraries." Religious Studies Review

    "...a source of clarification and wise balance..." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000253
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.497kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Domestic space and ancient Greek society
    2. Approaches to the material record
    3. From pots to people: towards a framework for interpreting the archaeological material
    4. The city of Olynthos: a detailed case-study in domestic organisation
    5. Olynthos in context: houses in northern, central and southern Greece and the Aegean Islands
    6. Regional patterns in domestic organisation: Greek houses from Sicily and southern Italy
    7. House and society in the ancient Greek world.

  • Author

    Lisa C. Nevett, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Lisa Nevett is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University.

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