Did homes in ancient Greece have kitchens and bathrooms? If so, why have archaeologists had such troubles finding their remains? What did the concepts of home and house mean to the ancient Greeks? This book offers an illuminating reappraisal of domestic space in classical Greece. Beginning with the premise that we must cease to view the classical Greek house through the lens of contemporary Western notions, Janett Morgan provides a fresh evaluation of what home meant to different communities in the ancient Greek world. By employing textual analysis alongside archaeological scholarship, The Classical Greek House seeks to explain some of the contradictions that previous approaches have left unresolved. Of value to students and academics alike, Morgan’s work offers an exciting new perspective on relations between men and women, public and private, and between home and city in the ancient world.
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