House and Society in the Ancient Greek World available in Paperback
This book considers traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, which draws on archaeological evidence from individual houses rather than textual sources. The focus of the study is the domestic organization of households, particularly the relationships between men and women within the households, between household members and outsiders, and with the wider social structures of the polis or city state, and how these changed with time.
About the Author
Lisa Nevett is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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.