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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community Archaeology

Yvonne Marshall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; History and Theory of Archaeology. 9793 words.

This article discusses the concept of community archaeology. It explains that community archaeology involves working with communities in ways that value their opinions and strive to meet...

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Neighbourhood and Local Communities

Winfried Schmitz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Demosthenes

November 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies. 6816 words.

Chapter 19 examines life in a rural community and neighbourhood in classical Athens. In 366 Demosthenes was entered by the persons acting as his guardians on the register of citizens of the...

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The Pythagorean Communities

Leonid Zhmud.

in Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy. 14886 words.

This chapter explores the kind of community founded by Pythagoras. It considers those types of association which actually existed in Greece in the Archaic and Classical periods. If the...

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The Growth of Community

Andrew M. Smith II.

in Roman Palmyra

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13230 words.

This chapter discusses the growth of community at Palmyra. The growth of community at Palmyra and its vibrancy resulted from the city’s importance as an economic and religious center in the...

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Letters and Communities

Edited by Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen and Ingo Gildenhard.

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 384 pages.

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model...

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Communities of Style

Marian H. Feldman.

October 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 288 pages.

This book explores how communities formed around artworks in the Iron Age Levant (c. 1200-600 BCE). It argues that portable luxury arts forged collective memories and community identities...

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Mary and Migrant Communities

Catrien Notermans.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mary

August 2019; p ublished online September 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 7416 words.

This chapter focuses on the meaning of Mary for migrant communities, and for African migrants in Europe in particular. These women appear to be well informed about European pilgrimages and,...

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Religion in Communities

Kostas Vlassopoulos.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion

October 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World. 7437 words.

Religion and community were deeply intertwined in ancient Greece. On the one hand, Greek religion was, to a very significant extent, communal; the overwhelming majority of cultic and ritual...

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Sanctity and Community

Alexander O'Hara.

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

August 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 14431 words.

This chapter looks at important aspects of Jonas of Bobbio’s hagiography in relation to the broader political and social changes of the seventh century. The chapter deals with the writing...

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Consensus, Community, and Discourses of Power

Ryan Boehm.

in City and Empire in the Age of the Successors

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 22775 words.

The final chapter explores the ways in which competing interests and social groups of the polis potentially threatened the unity of the synoikized city. It first discusses potential causes...

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Schism in the Ammonian Community

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser.

in A Threat to Public Piety

March 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 18180 words.

This chapter examines the ripple effect of Porphyry of Tyre's arguments against universalism within the branch of the Ammonian community represented by Origen's heirs. In Porphyry's view,...

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Distinct Cult Communities within the Auxilia

Ian Haynes.

in Blood of the Provinces

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4868 words.

This chapter examines another element of religion in the Roman auxilia, the so-called Approved Cults. Here, it appears a sense of regimental community was fostered through identification...

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From Scribal Repertoire to Text Community

Merja Stenroos.

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 9332 words.

This chapter discusses the problem of relating individual scribal usages to community-level linguistic variation in languages for which the surviving records consist of handwritten texts...

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Pliny and the Construction of Reading Communities

William A. Johnson.

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 16297 words.

This chapter examines the Letters of Pliny the Younger to understand better both the ways in which Pliny constructs a reading community and the particularities of that community. Pliny’s...

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Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Edited by Claire Taylor and Kostas Vlassopoulos.

April 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 320 pages.

This book examines the diversity of networks and communities in the classical and early Hellenistic Greek world with particular emphasis on those that took shape within and around Athens....

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The Communities Configured in the Letter of James

Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr.

in Letters and Communities

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9557 words.

The chapter explores how the Letter of James configures communities, distinguishing between the real (or historical) readers, the implied readers, and the letter’s reception history. During...

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Strigillated Sarcophagi and the Jewish Community in Rome

Janet Huskinson.

in Roman Strigillated Sarcophagi

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1321 words.

Strigillated sarcophagi form a high proportion of the (relatively few) sarcophagi associated with the Jewish community in the city of Rome. It is notable that the great majority of them are...

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Plotting Strategies, Networks, and Communities in Classical Athens

Kostas Vlassopoulos.

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

April 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9236 words.

This chapter examines the neglected topic of slave names as a source of social history demonstrating that they do more than simply illustrate the distinction between free and slave. Even...

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Constructing Elite Reading Communities in the High Empire

William A. Johnson.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 4916 words.

This chapter takes Aulus Gellius's work entitled Attic Nights as an illustrative example to present a methodology for exposing the sociology of certain types of reading events and how a...

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Choruses, Community, and the Corps de Ballet

Fiona Macintosh.

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7221 words.

In ‘Choruses, Community, and the Corps de Ballet’, Fiona Macintosh reinserts the history of dance into discussion of the reception of the ancient Greek chorus and probes the prejudices...

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