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The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Christy Constantakopoulou


This book examines the history of the Aegean islands and the changing concepts of insularity in the late archaic and classical period, with particular emphasis on the 5th century and the period of Athenian imperial control over the Aegean world. The predominant presence of islands in the Aegean geographic landscape inevitably created a variety of different and sometimes even conflicting perceptions of insularity. Using the theoretical concept of network, the book examines the religious networks of the insular world of the Aegean (Calauria and Delos) and their later transformation into networks ... More

Keywords: Aegean islands, Delos, Calauria, insularity, networks, Athenian empire, peraiai

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christy Constantakopoulou, author
Lecturer in Ancient History, Birkbeck College, University of London
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