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The Resource Wandering Greeks : the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great, Robert Garland

Wandering Greeks : the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great, Robert Garland

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Wandering Greeks : the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great
Title
Wandering Greeks
Title remainder
the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great
Statement of responsibility
Robert Garland
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the Greeks were highly mobile, that their movement was essential to the survival, success, and sheer sustainability of their society, and that this wandering became a defining characteristic of their culture. Addressing a neglected but essential subject, Wandering Greeks focuses on the diaspora of tens of thousands of people between about 700 and 325 BCE, demonstrating the degree to which Greeks were liable to be forced to leave their homes due to political upheaval, oppression, poverty, warfare, or simply a desire to better themselves. Attempting to enter into the mind-set of these wanderers, the book provides an insightful and sympathetic account of what it meant for ancient Greeks to part from everyone and everything they held dear, to start a new life elsewhere--or even to become homeless, living on the open road or on the high seas with no end to their journey in sight. Each chapter identifies a specific kind of "wanderer," including the overseas settler, the deportee, the evacuee, the asylum-seeker, the fugitive, the economic migrant, and the itinerant, and the book also addresses repatriation and the idea of the "portable polis." The result is a vivid and unique portrait of ancient Greece as a culture of displaced persons"--
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garland, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greeks
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Social conditions
  • Greece
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Wandering Greeks : the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great, Robert Garland
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolegomena -- The wanderer -- The settler -- The portable Polis -- The deportee -- The evacuee -- The asylum-seeker -- The fugitive -- The economic migrant -- The itinerant -- Repatriation
Control code
ocn877868295
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306640183
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 595269
  • 22573/ctt5xsmj6
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868295
Label
Wandering Greeks : the ancient Greek diaspora from the age of Homer to the death of Alexander the Great, Robert Garland
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolegomena -- The wanderer -- The settler -- The portable Polis -- The deportee -- The evacuee -- The asylum-seeker -- The fugitive -- The economic migrant -- The itinerant -- Repatriation
Control code
ocn877868295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306640183
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 595269
  • 22573/ctt5xsmj6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868295

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