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Ancient Perceptions Of Greek Ethnicity
     

Ancient Perceptions Of Greek Ethnicity

by Irad Malkin, Carla M. Antonaccio, Beth Cohen, Erich S. Gruen, Jonathan M. Hall
 

ISBN-10: 0674006623

ISBN-13: 9780674006621

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This book is a study of the variable perceptions of Greek collective identity, discussing ancient categories such as blood- and mythically-related primordiality, language, religion, and culture. With less emphasis on dichotomies between Greeks and others, the book considers complex middle grounds of intra-Hellenic perceptions, oppositional identities, and outsiders

Overview

This book is a study of the variable perceptions of Greek collective identity, discussing ancient categories such as blood- and mythically-related primordiality, language, religion, and culture. With less emphasis on dichotomies between Greeks and others, the book considers complex middle grounds of intra-Hellenic perceptions, oppositional identities, and outsiders' views. Although the authors do not seek to provide a litmus test of Greek identity, they do pay close attention to modern theories of ethnicity, its construction, function, and representation, and assess their applicability to views of Greekness in antiquity.

From the Archaic period through the Roman Empire, archaeological, anthropological, historical, historiographical, rhetorical, artistic, and literary aspects are studied. Regardless of the invented aspects of ethnicity, the book illustrates its force and validity in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674006621
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Center for Hellenic Studies Colloquia Series , #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Transliteration

  1. Introduction
    Irad Malkin
  2. To Hellenikon ethnos: Ethnicity and the Construction of Ancient Greek Identity
    David Konstan
  3. Ethnos and Ethnicity in Early Greece
    Jeremy Mclnerney
  4. Ethne, Ethnicity, and Early Greek States, ca. 1200-480 B.C.: An Archaeological Perspective
    Catherine Morgan
  5. Ethnicity and Colonization
    Carla M. Antonaccio
  6. Contested Ethnicities: Perceptions of Macedonia within Evolving Definitions of Greek Identity
    Jonathan M. Hall
  7. Greek Ambiguities: Between "Ancient Hellas" and "Barbarian Epirus"
    Irad Malkin
  8. Ethnicity, Genealogy, and Hellenism in Herodotus
    Rosalind Thomas
  9. Ethnic Identity in Democratic Athens and the Visual Vocabulary of Male Costume
    Beth Cohen
  10. The Discourse of Identity in Greek Rhetoric from Isocrates to Aristides
    Suzanne Saïd
  11. Hellenistic Hellenes: The Case of Ptolemaic Egypt
    Dorothy J. Thompson
  12. Yauna by the Sea and across the Sea
    Heleen Sancisi-Weerdenburg
  13. Jewish Perspectives on Greek Culture and Ethnicity
    Erich S. Gruen
  14. Shades of Greekness: A Lydian Case Study
    Antony Spawforth

  • The Contributors
  • Index

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