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Household Interests is one of the first books to explore in-depth the nature of the Greek household (oikos) in classical Athens. Whereas the oikos traditionally has been defined as the household of the nuclear family in Greece, Cheryl Anne Cox reveals it as a much more fluid structure, taking care to distinguish between the concepts of "household" and "family." The legal basis of the typical elite household emerges as Cox describes marriage patterns or strategies among the families represented in Attic orations and funerary inscriptions: property interests were a strong motivating force, with the elite marrying within their kin, primarily through paternal lines in which property was transferred. The author ultimately shows that the household was not limited to "family" or kinspeople. Friends, neighbors, concubines or prostitutes, and slaves also shared in property interests and all could have a profound influence on the household.
After first examining marriage patterns, Cox turns to inter-family relationships. Using anthropological sources and historical studies of European societies, she shows how property interest shaped often conflicted relations between parents and their children and among brothers, and yet it encouraged male charity toward sisters. Cox next considers how property transfer through adoption, guardianship, and remarriage, and the intervention of friends, concubines, and slaves, all contributed to expanding the boundaries of the household beyond kin.
Originally published in 1998.
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About the Author: Cheryl Anne Cox is Assistant Professor of Classics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Memphis.
Titolo: Household Interests
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New, excellent, clean condition *** Hard-Bound with dust-cover *** Princeton University Press. Codice libro della libreria A-PUP-14688
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0691015724 TITLE: HOUSEHOLD INTERESTSAUTHOR: COX, CHERYLISBN 10: 0691015724ISBN 13: 9780691015729BINDING: Hardback with Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: 1998PAGES: 304DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition. Books weighing more than 4 pounds require extra postage. Codice libro della libreria U0691015729
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910157294.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0691015724