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Household and City Organization at Olynthus

Nicholas Cahill


This book explains the relationships between house and city, between household and community, as they were worked out in practice at Olynthus in northern Greece. This polis was occupied for a short period of time, for eighty-four years at the most, and was then violently destroyed, leaving tens of thousands of artifacts on the final floors of its houses, and for the most part never reoccupied. A large part of the city was excavated between 1928 and 1938 by David M. Robinson, who published his findings in fourteen massive volumes. Only at Olynthus can the remains of a planned city occupied for ... More

Keywords: house, city, Olynthus, Greece, polis, artifacts, David M. Robinson, civic organization, well-preserved assemblages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300084955
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300084955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Cahill, author