The Cultures Within Ancient Greek Culture: Contact, Conflict, Collaboration

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 2, 2003 - History - 289 pages
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The Cultures within Ancient Greek Culture challenges the conventional perception of ancient Greece as the paradigm for unified models of culture. It offers an alternative view of archaic and classical Greece, one in which the contact, conflict and collaboration of a variety of "subcultures" combine to comprise what we now understand as "greekness." This volume argues for the recognition and analysis of cultural contact within Greece, focussing on the micromechanics of cultural exchange, the permeability of cultural boundaries, and the significance of Delphi's geographically marginal, yet symbolically central location as an "internal contact zone."
 

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Contents

The Cultures within Greek Culture I
1
Culture or Cultures? Hellenism in
23
Competing Stories
35
Hybridity and the Cultures within Greek Culture
57
NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT AT
75
Aristocratic Victory Memorials and
101
The Siphnian Treasury at Delphi
129
Conceptualizing Musical
153
Kritias and
181
Attitudes and Practices
207
Culture Thin Coherence and
237
Bibliography
257
Index
283
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Leslie Kurke is professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include "Coins, Bodies, Games, and Gold" (Princeton).

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