Ritualised Friendship and the Greek City by Gabriel Herman
By Gabriel Herman
During this publication, Gabriel Herman bargains a brand new interpretation of Greek xenia, a time period regularly rendered as 'guest-friendship'. Drawing on modern literary assets and inscriptions in addition to anthropology, sociology, and comparative facts from different occasions, he exhibits that xenia used to be a bond of fictitious kinship corresponding to godparenthood, instead of a tie of hospitality or traditional 'friendship'. taking off from this proposition, he develops a dynamic version of the formation of elite relationships and values. He explores the techniques of legal responsibility and loyalty, reward and bribe, treason and patriotism, and locations the Greek urban inside a brand new context of energy family. This ebook, which assumes no wisdom of Greek, should be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers of historic historical past and classics. it is going to additionally entice social and political scientists.
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