Themes in Greek Society and Culture An Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-04-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Covering the Bronze Age, as well as the archaic, classical, and early Hellenistic periods, Themes in Greek Society and Culture introduces students to central aspects of ancient Greek society. Each chapter covers a topic of importance to ancient Greek society, and contributes to an understanding of the Greeks' institutions, structures, activities, and cultural output. The volume brings together 19 expert contributors who apply this thematic approach to ask what Greek society looked like and how its people lived.

Author Biography

Allison Glazebrook, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Brock University,Christina Vester, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Waterloo

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
A Note to the Reader
1. The Greek Bronze Age: Origins and Collapse, Brendan Burke
2. The Ancient Greeks: From Mycenae to Macedon, Ron Kroeker
3. Ordering the Polis: Government and Public Administration, Matthew A. Sears
4. War and Peace, Sheila Ager
5. Sparta: Separating Reality from Mirage, Noreen Humble
6. Going to Market: The Economy and Society, Ben Akrigg
7. Connecting to the Divine: Greek Cult and Ritual, Bonnie MacLachlan
8. Finding a Balance: Law and Justice in Ancient Greece, Judith Fletcher
9. Status and Class, Jeremy Trevett
10. Slaves and Slavery, Rob Tordoff
11. From Birth to Death: Disease, Disability and Health, Maria A. Liston
12. Gender and Sexuality, Allison Glazebrook
13. Women and the Greek Household, Christina Vester
14. At the Gymnasium: Competition and Sport, Reyes Bertolin-Cebrian
15. Literature and Performance, Andrew Faulkner
16. Art and Architecture, Marina Haworth
17. Philosophy (600-300 BCE), Vernon Provencal
18. Ancient Macedonia: The Emergence of a New World Order, Frances Pownall
19. The Past in the Present: Ancient Greece in Western Culture, Aara Suksi

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