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A better half to Ethnicity within the historic Mediterranean offers a accomplished choice of essays contributed through Classical reviews students that discover questions when it comes to ethnicity within the old Mediterranean international.

Covers themes of ethnicity in civilizations starting from historical Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into past due Antiquity
• good points state of the art examine on ethnicity on the subject of Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities
• unearths the specific relationships among historical and sleek ethnicities
• Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an lively component to social identification
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Cashdan, Elizabeth. 1989. , Economic Anthropology, 21–48. Stanford: Stanford University Press. , P. Menozzi, A. Piazza. 1994. The History and Geography of Human Genes. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Crow, T. J. 2002. , The Transition to Language, 93–112. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. Curta, Florin. 1999. 3: 321–40. Derks, Ton and Nico Roymans, eds. 2009. Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity: The Role of Power and Tradition. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Facchetti, Giulio.

The Roman identity of the Republic involved the positioning of different elite elements constantly adjusting their positions in relation to each other and in relation to a hortatory fiction: Rome. Sometimes even double and triple identities coexisted, at one time emphasizing the place of origin and at other times emphasizing a kind of bifocality involving the Etruscans or the Sabines. ” Lee-Stecum examines the same phenomenon from the point of view of the Italian people and finds that, even as Romans and Italians fought each other in the Social War, ethnicity provided less a line of demarcation than a shared set of assumptions and aspirations.

On the contrary, the Indo-Europeans who entered southeastern Europe absorbed much of the essence of the Old European civilization that had flourished before the arrival of the steppe people. They did not only integrate cultural patterns of the early agriculturalists but also thousands of lexical elements from the language of Old Europeans into their own. The quality of pre-Indo-European borrowings differs markedly from hunter–gatherer vocabulary. In fact, the substratum in ancient Greek stems from the language of a sedentary population with agrarian lifestyles and advanced technological skills.

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