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SLAVERY AND DEPENDENT PERSONNEL IN THE LINEAR B ARCHIVES OF MAINLAND GREECE

by EFKLEIDOU, KALLIOPI

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This work focuses on the relations of dominance as they are demonstrated in the Linear B archives of Mainland Greece (Pylos, Tiryns, Mycenae, and Thebes) and discusses whether the social status of the “slave” can be ascribed to any social group or individual. A set of conditions, recognized as being of central importance to the description of the “slave” status, serve as the “unit of measurement”, by which the different statuses within the group of lower-status people can be correlated to the slave status. Of great importance for this work is the examination of a group of people designated as do-e-ro(-a), who have traditionally been interpreted as “slaves.” This thesis, however, is not limited to these do-e-ro(-a), but takes into consideration the entire dependent and lower-status population in the tablets, distinguishes social groups of different levels of ranking and compares these groups both internally and against the criteria describing “slaves.”
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:mycenaean aegean tablets pylos mycenae tiryns thebes

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Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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