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Agonistic aristocrats? The curious case of Archaic Crete

Whitley, Anthony James Monins 2015. Agonistic aristocrats? The curious case of Archaic Crete. In: Van Wees, Hans and Fisher, Nicholas eds. 'Aristocracy' in Antiquity: Redefining Greek and Roman Elites, Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, pp. 287-312.

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Abstract

This paper argues that the move to 'austerity' in 6th century Crete was related to the creation of a more stable, and more closed social and political hierarchy than that which existed in the rest of Archaic Greece. The 'material entanglements' of Cretans ran in the opposite direction to the demands of 'aristocratic performance' elsewhere in Archaic Greece.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales
ISBN: 9781910589014
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:45
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/84389

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