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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Electorate: Local Communities and Public Disorder

PETER NORTON.

in Episcopal Elections 250-600

February 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 11519 words.

This chapter looks at examples of popular participation in elections and related incidents in the larger cities; then in smaller communities; and finally says something about the nature of...

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In Search of the Pontic Community in Antiquity

STEPHEN MITCHELL.

in Representations of Empire

October 2002; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 14521 words.

The geographical characteristics of the Pontus combined with the historical circumstances of the region's colonization by the Greeks were important factors which defined the nature of this...

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Forging Community

Adam M. Schor.

in Theodoret's People

May 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 8931 words.

This chapter evaluates Theodoret of Cyrrhus' performance as Antiochene leader. It describes how Theodoret responded to the several crises including the suppressed clash in 435–440), a shaky...

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Identity and the Military Community in Roman Britain

Ian Haynes.

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 8086 words.

This chapter explores various approaches to gender, status, religion, and ethnicity within military communities in Roman Britain. It argues that the rich array of data found in and around...

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Identity and the Military Community in Roman Britain

Ian Haynes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

September 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 8081 words.

This chapter explores various approaches to gender, status, religion, and ethnicity within military communities in Roman Britain. It argues that the rich array of data found in and around...

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Conflicting Visions of Community: The Legacy of Columbanus

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. 13360 words.

This chapter approaches Columbanus’s writings and monastic philosophy as a source for Jonas. Jonas remained silent on some issues that were important to Columbanus—calculating the date of...

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Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean

Edited by Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King.

September 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 256 pages.

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400...

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Mercantile Specialization and Trading Communities: Economic Strategies in Roman Maritime Trade

Candace Rice.

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 7396 words.

This chapter discusses the economic strategies of maritime traders. It starts from the observation that the epigraphic evidence for negotiatores suggests that specialization among traders...

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Conflicts, Contract Enforcement, and Business Communities in the Archive of the Sulpicii

Wim Broekaert.

in The Economy of Pompeii

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12844 words.

The archive of the Sulpicii plays a central role in this chapter by Wim Broekaert, which focuses on the social institutions and juridical frameworks surrounding long-distance trade in the...

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Community and Communication

Edited by Catherine Steel and Henriette van der Blom.

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 416 pages.

This book brings together nineteen scholars to rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an integral part of decision-making in Republican Rome, and oratory was...

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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. 14408 words.

This chapter examines the rift between Porphyrians and Iamblichaeans, the earliest evidence for which appears in Porphyry of Tyre's treatise On Abstinence. More specifically, it analyzes...

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The Metaphysics of Polis Community

Greg Anderson.

in The Realness of Things Past

October 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 8925 words.

By way of illustration, Part Three (“Life in a Cosmic Ecology”) revisits the primary case study, showing how the proposed paradigm shift can help us to produce an entirely new, more...

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Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome

Robert A. Kaster.

August 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History. 257 pages.

This book is an essay in cultural psychology. By examining the ways the ways in which emotion and talk about emotions reinforce cultural norms, it aims to understand the interplay between...

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