Ancient Greek Houses and Households: Chronological, Regional, and Social Diversity
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Seeking to expand both the geographical range and the diversity of sites considered in the study of ancient Greek housing, Ancient Greek Houses and Households takes readers beyond well-established studies of the ideal classical house and now-famous structures of Athens and Olynthos.
Bradley A. Ault and Lisa C. Nevett have brought together an international team of scholars who draw upon recent approaches to the study of households developed in the fields of classical archaeology, ancient history, and anthropology. The essays cover a broad range of chronological, geographical, and social contexts and address such topics as the structure and variety of households in ancient Greece, facets of domestic industry, regional diversity in domestic organization, and status distinctions as manifested within households.
Ancient Greek Houses and Households views both Greek houses and the archeological debris found within them as a means of investigating the basic unit of Greek society: the household. Through this approach, the essays successfully point the way toward a real integration between material and textual data, between archeology and history.
Contributors include William Aylward (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Nicholas Cahill (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Manuel Fiedler (Freie Universität, Berlin), Franziska Lang (Humboldt Universität, Berlin), Monike Trümper (Universität Heidelberg), and Barbara Tsakirgis (Vanderbilt University, Nashville).
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a dozen or so workers were involved in grinding grain for Xour or meal. Closely tied as it was to the daily domestic areas of the household, industry 60 Nicholas Cahill clearly had an important effect on the organization and makeup of the household. There is no direct evidence for who these workers were, whether they were members of an extended family, hired labor, or slaves. This is a key question, however. Under some circumstances, members of the extended, free family could be put to work.
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buildings, and among Modest Housing in Late Hellenistic Delos 121 them tabernae, in a Xourishing trade port, but it is remarkable that the extraordinary Wgure of over 500 tabernae in Delos has, up to now, never been examined exhaustively (Chamonard 1922/24, 207–215; cf. Trümper 2004). The Delian tabernae can be identiWed by separate, often quite narrow, entrances from the street. As in the Vesuvian cities, the taberna as an architectural type was multifunctional, covering a wide range of uses
the inhabitants in structuring space, and about the composition of the community. To this end one should distinguish between single-phase and multi-phase sites. In single-phase settlements the original founding-plan and the intention associated with it is still recognizable, whereas in multi-period sites changes in house-structure over time are quite likely (as noted above). Generally, changes can affect settlements partially or as a whole and can be expressed in the remodelling of former houses