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Private associations abounded in the ancient Greek world and beyond, and this volume provides the first large-scale study of the strategies of governance which they employed. Emphasis is placed on the values fostered by the regulations of associations, the complexities of the private-public divide (and that divide's impact on polis institutions) and the dynamics of regional and global networks and group identity. The attested links between rules and religious sanctions also illuminate the relationship between legal history and religion. Moreover, possible links between ancient associations and the early Christian churches will prove particularly valuable for scholars of the New Testament. The book concludes by using the regulations of associations to explore a novel and revealing aspect of the interaction between the Mediterranean world, India and China. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

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  • Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World
    pp i-ii
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Contents
    pp v-vi
  • Tables
    pp vii-vii
  • Contributors
    pp viii-viii
  • Preface
    pp ix-ix
  • Abbreviations
    pp x-xii
  • Additional material
    pp xiii-xiv
  • Chapter 4 - The Place of Purity
    pp 86-116
  • Groups and Associations, Authority and Sanctuaries*
  • Chapter 5 - Associations and Place
    pp 117-143
  • Regulating Meeting-Places and Sanctuaries*
  • Chapter 10 - Rules and Regulations of Associations
    pp 214-236
  • The Eurasian comparandum*
  • Chapter 11 - Conclusion
    pp 237-258
  • Associations in Their World
  • Bibliography
    pp 259-287
  • Subject Index
    pp 288-292
  • Index Locorum
    pp 293-302


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