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    House and Society in the Ancient Greek World (New Studies in Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) Lisa C. Nevett

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    DescriptionThis 1999 book re-examines traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Through detailed exploration of archaeological evidence from individual houses, Lisa Nevett identifies a recognisable concept of the citizen household as a social unit, and suggests that this was present in numerous Greek cities. She argues that in such households relations between men and women, traditionally perceived as dominating the domestic environment, should be placed within the wider context of domestic activity. Although gender was an important cultural factor which helped to shape the organisation of the house, this was balanced against other influences, notably the relationship between household members and outsiders. At the same time the role of the household in relation to the wider social structures of the polis, or city state, changed rapidly through time, with the house itself coming to represent an important symbol of personal prestige.


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    Title
    House and Society in the Ancient Greek World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lisa C. Nevett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521000253
    ISBN 10: 0521000254
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC classification: CC
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG, 3B
    DC21: 306.850938
    LC classification: DF99
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHB, NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    5 b/w illus. 2 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    14 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Lisa Nevett is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University.
    Review quote
    "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
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 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.