Aitolian Prosopographical Studies

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This aim of this work is to provide part of the basis for the study of a widely misunderstood people of Ancient Greece, the Aitolians. It is the people of any society who are its constituents, and only when we know who they were and what they did can that society be properly investigated.
By accumulating a list of all known Aitolians, their origins, parentage, their place in the society, and any other details discoverable, it is possible to reconstitute Aitolian families, and to study various sections and aspects of their society.
The prosopography and the studies based on it form part of the essential background for the author's history of The League of the Aitolians (published by Brill earlier in 1999), and they also form a contribution to the study of the society which was Ancient Greece.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004113503
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #202
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Grainger, Ph.D. (1987), in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, is the author of articles and books on Hellenistic and other aspects of history, including A Seleukid Prosopography and Gazetteer (Brill, 1997) and The League of the Aitolians (Brill, 1999).
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Pt. 1 Studies
1 Aitolian Families 3
2 Women and Slaves 35
Manumissions 35
Women 37
Slaves 38
The Witnesses 40
3 Names and Naming 43
4 Origins 47
Strategoi 48
Hipparchoi and Grammateis 50
Hieromnemones 52
Minor Officials 55
Table of Origins of All Aitolians 56
Amphissa 59
5 External Relations 61
Aitolians Abroad 61
Proxenoi 63
6 Magistrates 69
Pt. 2 Prosopography
Introduction 77
A Prosopography of Aitolians 79
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