1st Edition

Anthropology and the Greeks

By S.C. Humphreys Copyright 1978
    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author relates the economic history of the period to new approaches in archaeology and economic anthropology.
    The place of kinship in the social structure of the Greek city-state; the social factors involved in the genesis of Greek philosophy; and the structural and institutional components of 'freedom' in classical Athens are all examined.
    First published in 1978.

    Part 1: Classical studies and anthropology 1. Antrhopology and the classics2. History, economics and anthropology : the work of Karl Polanyi3. The work of Louis GernetPart 2: Economy and society 4. Archaeology and the social and economic history of classical Greece5. Town and country in ancient Greece6. Economy and society in classical Athens7. Homo politicus and homo economicusPart 3: Structure, context and communication 8. The social structure of the ancient city9. 'Transcendence' and intellectual roles: the ancient Greek case10. Evolution and history: approaches to the study of structural differentiation


    S.c> Humphreys- Departments of Anthropology and History, University College London

    'Everyone interested in the ancient world (in the widest sense of the term) will be grateful for Mrs Humphreys' book.' - R.M. Ogilvie, The Times Higher Education Supplement