Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)
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Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 444 Pages / Published: 04/01/1996
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Societies are defined at their margins. In the ancient Greek world bastards were often marginal, their affinities being with the female, the alien, the servile, the poor, and the sick. The study of bastardy in ancient Greece is therefore of an importance that goes far beyond the subject's intrinsic interest, and provides insights into the structure of Greek society as a whole. This is the first full-length book on the subject, and it reviews the major evidence from Athens, Sparta, Gortyn, and Hellenistic Egypt, as well as collating and analysing fragmentary evidence from the other Greek states. Dr Ogden shows how attitudes towards legitimacy differed across the various city states, and analyses their developments across time. He also advances new interpretations of more familiar problems of Athenian bastardy, such as Pericles' citizenship law. The book should interest historians of a wide range of social topics - from law and the economy to the study of women in antiquity and sexuality.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198150190
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
O. has read thoroughly in the ancient texts and modern discussions, and the result is a stimulating addition to the literature on Greek marginality * P.J. Rhodes, The Classical Review, Vol. XLVII, No. 1 '97 *
If any book can make Greek bastardy legitimate, this is it...a thorough and thoughtful investigation which combines punctilious reference to ancient and modern sources, close attention to detail and an awareness of broader issues to illuminate many of the areas it touches on and to deliver a stimulating and sophisticated thesis on its main subject...Ogden's hypothesis is plausible and attractive.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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