The Classical Greek House by Janett MorganThe Classical Greek House by Janett Morgan

The Classical Greek House

byJanett Morgan

Paperback | October 15, 2010

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This book offers an illuminating re-appraisal of the domestic space in classical Greece. Starting from the premise that we must cease to view the classical Greek house through the lens of contemporary Western notions of the household, Janett Morgan provides a fresh evaluation of what "home"meant to different communities in the ancient Greek world. By employing textual analysis alongside archaeological scholarship her book seeks to explain some of the contradictions that previous, more simplistic approaches have left unanswered. Of value to students and academics alike, Morgan's workgives an exciting new perspective on relations between men and women, between public and private, and between home and city in the ancient world.
Janett Morgan is Lecturer in Greek Archaeology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published widely in classical studies, in the UK as well as in France and Belgium. Of note are her contributions to Archaeology and Ancient History: Breaking the Boundaries (2004) and The Blackwell Companion to Greek Religion (2007).
Title:The Classical Greek HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 5.31 × 8.39 × 0.71 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904675751

ISBN - 13:9781904675754

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Editorial Reviews

“This book will make a major contribution to the study of the Greek [house]. The author . . . goes a long way in calling for a new methodological approach to sifting through the source materials for house and household structure in Greece.”—Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, University of Edinburgh