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H 290 x W 205 mm

370 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white with 4 colour plates

Published Dec 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784915063

Digital: 9781784915070

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Greece; Peloponnese; death Classical; Hellenistic; burial practice

Social Identity and Status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese

The Evidence from Burials

By Nikolas Dimakis

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This book aims to employ and illustrate the unique strengths of burial evidence and its contribution to the understanding of social identity and status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese.



Preface; Chapter 1 – Introduction; Chapter 2 – A Case Study: The Argolid; Chapter 3 – Death and Space in the Northern Peloponnese during Classical and Hellenistic Times; Chapter 4 – The Mortuary Record; Chapter 5 – Burial Offerings; Chapter 6 – The Funeral Ritual; Chapter 7 – Conclusions; Bibliography; Appendix A: groups of burials (GB); Appendix B: individual graves (IG)

About the Author

Dr Nikolas Dimakis is a RCH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research on ‘The Archaeology of Child Death: child burials in Classical and Hellenistic Attica’, funded by the Research Centre for the Humanities, examines the interplay of identity, status and emotions within the context of child burials in Attica. He is also a Research Associate inw the ‘THALES – University of Athens – Apollo’s Sanctuary at ancient Halasarna on Kos’ project of excellence. Nikolas received a thorough classical education at the University of Athens, and further pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Nottingham where he obtained his PhD, on prestigious studentships and awards. He has published on Classical and Hellenistic burial customs, deathscapes and terracotta lamps. He has coordinated and participated in international meetings and in many archaeological projects in the Peloponnese, Attica and the Dodecanese.