By Naoíse Mac Sweeney

This publication examines origin myths advised concerning the Ionian towns in the course of the archaic and classical sessions. It makes use of those myths to discover the complicated and altering ways that civic identification used to be developed in Ionia, referring to this to the broader discourses approximately ethnicity and cultural distinction that have been present within the Greek international at the present. The Ionian towns appear to have rejected oppositional versions of cultural distinction which set against this East and West, Europe and Asia, Greek and Barbarian, opting as a substitute for a extra fluid and nuanced viewpoint on ethnic and cultural differences. The conclusions of this booklet have far-reaching implications for our realizing of Ionia, but in addition problem present types of Greek ethnicity and id, suggesting that there has been a extra diversified belief of Greekness in antiquity than has frequently been assumed.

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