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Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (Lisa C Nevett) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 9780521783361
Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (Lisa C Nevett) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 9780521783361
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Title: Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity

Author: Nevett, Lisa C

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521783361

Volumes: 1; Pages: 196

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Housing is shaped by culturally-specific expectations about the kinds of architecture and decoration that are appropriate; about how and where different activities should be carried out; and by and with whom. It is those expectations, and the wider social and cultural systems of which they are a part, that are explored in this volume. At the same time, the book as a whole argues two larger points: first, that while houses, households and families have in recent years become increasingly important as objects of inquiry in Greek and Roman contexts, their potential as objects of inquiry has yet to be fully realised; second, that greater weight and independence should be given to material culture as a source for studying ancient history.ContentsIntroduction 1. Domestic space and social organisation 2. House form and social complexity: the transformation of early Iron Age Greece 3. A space for 'hurling the furniture'?: the andron and the development of Greek domestic symposia 4. Housing and cultural identity: Delos, between Greece and Rome 5. Seeing the domus behind the dominus in Roman Pompeii: artefact distributions as evidence for the whole household 6. Housing as symbol: elite self-presentation in North Africa under Roman rule Epilogue. Domestic space and social organisation in classical antiquity Glossary Period names and dates referred to in this book
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