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Feasting and polis institutions, edited by Floris van den Eijnde, Josine H. Blok, Rolf Strootman

Summary
Feasting and commensality formed the backbone of social life in the polis, the most characteristic and enduring form of political organization in the ancient Greek world. Exploring a wide array of commensal practices, Feasting and Polis Institutions reveals how feasts defined the religious and political institutions of the Greek citizen-state. Taking the reader from the Early Iron Age to the Imperial Period, this volume launches an essential inquiry into Greek power relations. Focusing on the myriad of patronage roles at the feast and making use of a wide variety of methodologies and primary sources, including archaeology, epigraphy and literature, Feasting and Polis Institutions argues that in ancient Greece political interaction could never be complete until it was consummated in a festive context
Table Of Contents
Feasting and polis institutions : an introduction / Floris van den Eijnde -- Feasting in Early Iron Age Attika : the evidence from the site of the academy / Alexandra Alexandridou -- Power play at the dinner table : feasting and patronage between palace and polis in Attika / Floris van den Eijnde -- Feasting at the sanctuary of Apollo Hyakinthos at Amykles : the evidence from the Early Iron Age / Vicky Vlachou -- Consuming the wild : more thoughts on the Andreion / James Whitley, Richard Madgwick -- Individual and collective in the funding of sacrifices in classical Athens : the sacrificial calendar of the Marathonian Tetrapolis / Stephen Lambert -- Table arrangements : Sitesis as a polis institution (IG I3 131) / Josine Blok, Evelyn van't Wout -- Measure for measure : fifth-century public dining at the Tholos in Athens / Ann Steiner -- The Hellenistic Symposium as feast / Kathleen Lynch -- When did the symposion die? On the decline of the Greek aristocratic banquet / Marek Wecowski -- The return of the king : civic feasting and the entanglement of city and empire in Hellenistic Greece / Rolf Strootman -- The Macedonian background of Hellenistic panegyreis and public feasting / Manuela Mari -- Sharing the civic sacrifice : civic feast, procession, and sacrificial division in the Hellenistic period / Stephanie Paul -- A network of hearths : honors, sacrificial shares, and 'traveling meat' / Jan-Mathieu Carbon
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (398 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9789004356733

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