Kinship in Ancient Athens

Kinship in Ancient Athens

The work is arranged into two volumes, both utilizing the same anthropological approach to ancient sources.

Author: S. C. Humphreys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191092404

Category: History

Page: 1504

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The concept of kinship is at the heart of understanding not only the structure and development of a society, but also the day-to-day interactions of its citizens. Kinship in Ancient Athens aims to illuminate both of these issues by providing a comprehensive account of the structures and perceptions of kinship in Athenian society, covering the archaic and classical periods from Drakon and Solon up to Menander. Drawing on decades of research into a wide range of epigraphic, literary, and archaeological sources, and on S. C. Humphreys' expertise in the intersections between ancient history and anthropology, it not only puts a wealth of data at readers' fingertips, but subjects it to rigorous analysis. By utilizing an anthropological approach to reconstruct patterns of behaviour it is able to offer us an ethnographic 'thick description' of ancient Athenians' interaction with their kin that offers insights into a range of social contexts, from family life, rituals, and economic interactions, to legal matters, politics, warfare, and more. The work is arranged into two volumes, both utilizing the same anthropological approach to ancient sources. Volume I explores interactions and conflicts shaped by legal and economic constraints (adoption, guardianship, marriage, inheritance, property), as well as more optional relationships in the field of ritual (naming, rites de passage, funerals and commemoration, dedications, cultic associations) and political relationships, both formal (Assembly, Council) and informal (hetaireiai). Among several important and novel topics discussed are the sociological analysis of names and nicknames, the features of kin structure that advantaged or disadvantaged women in legal disputes, and the economic relations of dependence and independence between fathers and sons. Volume II deals with corporate groups recruited by patrifiliation and explores the role of kinship in these subdivisions of the citizen body: tribes and trittyes (both pre-Kleisthenic and Kleisthenic), phratries, genê, and demes. The section on the demes stresses variety rather than common features, and provides comprehensive information on location and prosopography in a tribally organized catalogue.
Categories: History

Kinship Myth in Ancient Greece

Kinship Myth in Ancient Greece

In this detailed study, Lee E. Patterson elevates the current state of research on kinship myth to a consideration of the role it plays in the construction of political and cultural identity.

Author: Lee E. Patterson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292739598

Category: History

Page: 271

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In ancient Greece, interstate relations, such as in the formation of alliances, calls for assistance, exchanges of citizenship, and territorial conquest, were often grounded in mythical kinship. In these cases, the common ancestor was most often a legendary figure from whom both communities claimed descent. In this detailed study, Lee E. Patterson elevates the current state of research on kinship myth to a consideration of the role it plays in the construction of political and cultural identity. He draws examples both from the literary and epigraphical records and shows the fundamental difference between the two. He also expands his study into the question of Greek credulity—how much of these founding myths did they actually believe, and how much was just a useful fiction for diplomatic relations? Of central importance is the authority the Greeks gave to myth, whether to elaborate narratives or to a simple acknowledgment of an ancestor. Most Greeks could readily accept ties of interstate kinship even when local origin narratives could not be reconciled smoothly or when myths used to explain the link between communities were only "discovered" upon the actual occasion of diplomacy, because such claims had been given authority in the collective memory of the Greeks.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Papazoglou , Fanoula , Les Villes de Macédoine à l'époque Romaine , Athens :
Ecole Française d'Athènes , 1988 . ... The oeuvre of Greek dramatists amply
demonstrates the crucial part played by kinship and family in ancient times .

Author: Nigel Guy Wilson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415973341

Category: History

Page: 800

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Ancient Greek civilization, with its mythology, wars, philosophy and culture, has left an enduring legacy. This single volume, a spin-off from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the people, places, periods, events and themes of Ancient Greece.
Categories: History

Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens

Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens

In archaic and classical Athens , kinship connexions have conventionally been
seen as extending beyond the nuclear family ( oikia ) to include other descent
groups , notably the genos . Usually ( and probably misleadingly ) translated as ...

Author: Paul Millett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893917

Category: History

Page: 384

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This is a book about the social and economic history of ancient Greece and has as its core a detailed study of credit relations in Athens during the fourth century BC. It looks at ancient economy and society in their own terms and demonstrates that the very different system of credit in Athens had its own complexity and sophistication.
Categories: History

Kinship and Politics in Athens 600 400 B C

Kinship and Politics in Athens  600 400 B C

In ancient Athens kinship and politics were inseparable. This book studies that relationship through the methods of anthropology.

Author: Robert J. Littman

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041129292

Category: History

Page: 274

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In ancient Athens kinship and politics were inseparable. This book studies that relationship through the methods of anthropology. The political, social and religious systems of sixth and fifth century B.C. Athens are shown as functions of a patrilineal kinship system. In the earlier period the patrilineal kinship descent groups were the political system. As the city developed, the descent groups no longer defined the state, but their vitality persisted as politicians recruited their party members and allies from their own and allied kinship groups.
Categories: History

Anthropology and the Greeks

Anthropology and the Greeks

The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology.

Author: S.C. Humphreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136549779

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author relates the economic history of the period to new approaches in archaeology and economic anthropology. The place of kinship in the social structure of the Greek city-state; the social factors involved in the genesis of Greek philosophy; and the structural and institutional components of 'freedom' in classical Athens are all examined. First published in 1978.
Categories: Social Science

Pity and Power in Ancient Athens

Pity and Power in Ancient Athens

... ( 127–29 ) ; since the chorus consists of old Athenian men , they recognize
more readily their own similarity to lolaus . ... kinship as a basis for alliance , see
Jones 1999 ) and Athens debt to Heracles for having rescued Theseus from
Hades ...

Author: Rachel Hall Sternberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521845521

Category: History

Page: 356

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Ancient Athenians resemble modern Americans in their moral discomfort with empire. Athenians had power and used it ruthlessly, but the infliction of suffering did not mesh well with their civic-self-image. Embracing the concepts of democracy and freedom, they proudly pitted themselves against tyranny and oppression, but in practice they were capable of being tyrannical. Pity and Power in Ancient Athens argues that the exercise of power in democratic Athens, especially during its brief fifth-century empire, raised troubling questions about the alleviation and infliction of suffering, and pity emerged as a topic in Atheninan culture at this time.
Categories: History

City state Civism in Ancient Athens

City state Civism in Ancient Athens

Paul Woodruff The origins of western civism began in ancient Greece prior to the
formation I of the polis , when citizenship qualifications were determined by basic
tribal or kinship relationships . “ It ( kinship ) was reinforced both by the tribal ...

Author: Thomas L. Dynneson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103117

Category: History

Page: 222

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This book focuses on the development of civism as it contributed to ancient Greek culture, and helped shape the psychology of citizenship in the Western world. The strength of this work is its interdisciplinary examination of those trends and influences that combined to give new insights into the rise and the fall of democracy in the ancient polis of Athens. The author presents an extensive description of the intellectual forces that attracted «international» scholars and teachers to Athens, who in turn established important schools of higher learning as they labored to develop and advance the study of rhetoric and philosophy as competing alternative approaches for addressing the perceived weakness of the democratic system. This volume is an ideal supplement for instruction in courses in classical history, political science, philosophy, history of Western education, and advanced foundations of education.
Categories: History

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

... and Don't Know About Early Christian Families PART II KINSHIP, MARRIAGE,
PARENT AND HILDREN 13 Consubstantiality, Incest, and Kinship in Ancient
Greece 14 Marriage in Ancient Athens 15 From Ceremonial to Sexualities: A
Survey ...

Author: Beryl Rawson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 664

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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Categories: Literary Criticism

Kinship Diplomacy in the Ancient World

Kinship Diplomacy in the Ancient World

3 THE CLASSICAL AGE OF GREECE he period between the Persian Wars and
the death of Alexander was ... Among Greek cities , Athens combined power and
the arts in an unprecedented flowering , which was to make it ever after the ...

Author: George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and of History Emeritus Christopher P Jones

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674505271

Category: History

Page: 193

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In this study of the political uses of perceived kinship from the Homeric age to Byzantium, Jones provides an unparalleled view of mythic belief in action and addresses fundamental questions about communal and national identity.
Categories: History

Reciprocity in Ancient Greece

Reciprocity in Ancient Greece

Littman , R . J . ( 1979 ) , ' Kinship in Athens ' , Ancient Society 10 : 5 - 31 . Lloyd ,
G . E . R . ( 1966 ) , Polarity and Analogy ( Cambridge ) . - ( 1990 ) , Plato and
Archytas in the Seventh Letter ' , Phronesis 35 : 159 – 74 . Lloyd - Jones , H . (
1983 ) ...

Author: Christopher Gill

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0198149972

Category: History

Page: 370

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Reciprocity has been seen as an important notion for anthropologists studying economic and social relations, and this volume examines it in connection with Greek culture from Homer to the Hellenistic period.
Categories: History

Mythology Monuments of Ancient Athens

Mythology   Monuments of Ancient Athens

Whoever would be connected with Athenian legend must find some kinship with
the great Attic hero . The story of Alope was dramatised by three poets —
Karkinos , Choerilus , and Euripides . Of the play of Euripides we have a few
fragments ...

Author: Pausanias

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008427877

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 635

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The introductory essay and archaeological commentary are by far the greater part of the work. The translation appears in small sections, each followed by its own commentary, well provided with illustrations.
Categories: Athens (Greece)

Kinship in Thucydides

Kinship in Thucydides

This volume explores the relationship between Thucydides and ancient Greek historiography, sociology, and culture.

Author: Maria Fragoulaki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199697779

Category: History

Page: 443

View: 399

This volume explores the relationship between Thucydides and ancient Greek historiography, sociology, and culture. Offering a new interpretation of the Peloponnesian War and its historian, it focuses on the role of emotions and ethics in the context of political history and ethnic conflicts. Drawing on modern anthropological enquiries on kinship and the sociology of ethnicity and emotions, and on scholarly work on kinship diplomacy and Greek ethnicity, it arguesthat inter-communal kinship has a far more pervasive importance in Thucydides than has so far been acknowledged. Through new readings of the History, such topics as Thucydides' narrative technique, hischallenging silences, his interaction with other genres, and his intense engagement with Herodotus are dissected and discussed - offering a new appreciation of his unique contribution to historiography.
Categories: History

The Development of Marriage and Kinship

The Development of Marriage and Kinship

But if the family name goes by the female side , marriages between half - brothers
and half - sisters are permitted , as in ancient Athens and among the Hebrews of
Abraham ' s times . " The answer to that objection is that the law of exogamy ...

Author: Charles Staniland Wake

Publisher: London, Redway

ISBN: UOM:39015002239831

Category: Consanguinity

Page: 484

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Categories: Consanguinity

Law Violence and Community in Classical Athens

Law  Violence  and Community in Classical Athens

While not all family quarrels may have led to long - term bitter enmity , the extant
Athenian inheritance cases indicate ... of Athenian litigation that made it difficult
for courts to discover the " truth ” of allegations about kinship and testamentary ...

Author: David Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521388376

Category: History

Page: 214

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Using comparative anthropological and historical perspectives, this analysis of the legal regulation of violence in Athenian society challenges traditional accounts of the development of the legal process. It examines theories of social conflict and the rule of law as well as actual litigation.
Categories: History

Unity Pulpit Boston

Unity Pulpit  Boston

Then , when you come to a city like ancient Athens , still the notion of kinship is
maintained , among the governing class at least . Even Plato , high a point as he
had reached , held and taught explicitly that , while a man was under obligation
to ...

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065358171

Category: Sermons, American

Page:

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Categories: Sermons, American

The Associations of Classical Athens

The Associations of Classical Athens

... known from the contemporary sources for classical Athens, do not, with a
single exception (to be noted in due course), ... for ancient Greek historians to
think of the genos as a well-defined and organized extended kinship group
resembling ...

Author: Nicholas F. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195352831

Category: History

Page: 368

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Jones' book examines the associations of ancient Athens under the classical democracy (508/7-321 B.C.) in light of their relations to the central government. Associations of all types--village communities, cultic groups, brotherhoods, sacerdotal families, philosophical schools, and others--emerge as fundamentally similar instances of Aristotelian koinoniai. Each, it is argued, acquired its distinctive character in response to particular features of the contemporary democracy. The analysis results in the first integrated, holistic institutional reconstruction of Greece's first city.
Categories: History

Conceptions of Kinship

Conceptions of Kinship

Genetic model was invented in the 20th century to accommodate knowledge
about the mechanics of biological kinship ... Because of this series of similarities
between family and kinship norms in ancient Judaism and classical Athens , it
may ...

Author: Bernard Farber

Publisher: New York : Elsevier North Holland

ISBN: UOM:39015008787908

Category: Kinship

Page: 250

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Categories: Kinship

Community Pulpit

Community Pulpit

Take the next step , and find a city like ancient Athens . Still , perhaps , the fiction
of kinship is maintained . citizens of Athens are regarded as members of the
same great tribe or family . But even in the time of Plato , whom we are
accustomed ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924057455598

Category:

Page:

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Contains text of Community Church sermons and addresses.
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Messiah Pulpit

Messiah Pulpit

We see how that principle works still in the world , from the beginning clear up to
the highest reaches which we have as yet attained . Take the next step , and find
a city like ancient Athens . Still , perhaps , the fiction of kinship is maintained .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044052666930

Category: Sermons, American

Page:

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Contains text of sermons delivered by M.J. Savage and others in New York City.
Categories: Sermons, American