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Salt and olives : morality and custom in ancient Greece

Author: John M Dillon
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
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"John Dillon's exploration of Athenian society brings to life how the ancient Greeks behaved towards each other. In each chapter two or more stories drawn from ancient sources give contrasting perspectives on the Greeks' attitudes and beliefs, and to discussions of the works of literature, history, and philosophy they used to beguile and guide their lives." "This book shows the practical outcomes of ancient Greek  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Dillon
ISBN: 0748616195 9780748616190 0748616187 9780748616183
OCLC Number: 56382974
Description: xviii, 217 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The family : for better or worse --
2. Outside the fold, beyond the pale : problems of non-citizen women --
3. Preserving the Oikos : the woes of inheritance --
4. The best of enemies : patterns of friendship and enmity --
5. A peculiar institution : the etiquette of homosexual relationships --
6. Slaves and slave-masters --
7. Dealing with the gods: piety and impiety --
8. A vision of the past : the role of the anecdote in the formation of the Athenian self-image.
Other Titles: Salt & olives
Morality and custom in ancient Greece
Responsibility: John M. Dillon.

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