Colonization and Subalternity in Classical Greece: Experience of the Nonelite Population (Hardback)
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Colonization and Subalternity in Classical Greece: Experience of the Nonelite Population (Hardback)

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Hardback 282 Pages / Published: 26/10/2017
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In this book, Gabriel Zuchtriegel explores and reconstructs the unwritten history of Classical Greece - the experience of nonelite colonial populations. Using postcolonial critical methods to analyze Greek settlements and their hinterlands of the fifth and fourth centuries BC, he reconstructs the social and economic structures in which exploitation, violence, and subjugation were implicit. He mines literary sources and inscriptions, as well as archaeological and data from excavations and field surveys, much of it published here for the first time, that offer new insights into the lives and status of nonelite populations in Greek colonies. Zuchtriegel demonstrates that Greece's colonial experience has far-reaching implications beyond the study of archaeology and ancient history. As reflected in foundational texts such as Plato's 'Laws' and Aristotle's 'Politics', the ideology that sustained Greek colonialism is still felt in many Western societies.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108419031
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 260 x 183 x 18 mm


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'... this groundbreaking book offers a fresh and compelling portrait of daily life in Classical Greek colonies. Zuchtriegel's forward-thinking analyses prompt his readers to question longheld beliefs about Greek colonization, and his discussions of early colonial architecture (Chapter 2), residential patterns (Chapters 4 and 5), the reinterpretation of land distribution practices at Metapontum (pp. 132-134), and specialized craft production (Chapter 7) are of particular note. This book is a must-have resource for all scholars of Greek colonization, and will undoubtedly shape the discourse of the field for years to come.' Ancient History Bulletin
'... this groundbreaking book offers a fresh and compelling portrait of daily life in Classical Greek colonies. Zuchtriegel's forward-thinking analyses prompt his readers to question longheld beliefs about Greek colonization, and his discussions of early colonial architecture (Chapter 2), residential patterns (Chapters 4 and 5), the reinterpretation of land distribution practices at Metapontum (pp. 132-134), and specialized craft production (Chapter 7) are of particular note. This book is a must-have resource for all scholars of Greek colonization, and will undoubtedly shape the discourse of the field for years to come.' Ancient History Bulletin

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