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Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Claire Taylor and Kostas Vlassopoulos


This book examines the diversity of networks and communities in the classical and early Hellenistic Greek world with particular emphasis on those that took shape within and around Athens. In doing so, it highlights not only the processes that created, modified, and dissolved these communities, but also shines a light on the interactions through which individuals with different statuses, identities, levels of wealth, and connectivity participated in ancient society. By drawing on two distinct conceptual approaches, that of network studies and that of community formation, this book showcases a v ... More

Keywords: communities, community formation, social networks, status, subaltern, agency, polis, connectivity, diversity, processes, interactions

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198726494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Taylor, editor
John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kostas Vlassopoulos, editor
Associate Professor in Greek History, University of Nottingham

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1 Introduction: An Agenda for the Study of Greek History

Claire Taylor and Kostas Vlassopoulos

Part I The Diversity of Networks and Communities

3 Ancient Greek Religion

Esther Eidinow

Part II Processes: Creating Communities and Networks

7 Metics in Athens

Ben Akrigg

Part III Interactions: Poleis, Networks, and Communities

9 Beyond the Polis

Christy Constantakopoulou

Part IV Looking Back and Looking Forward