The Ancient War’s Impact on the Home Front
This volume presents a first comprehensive contribution to the exploration of the concept of the ‘home front’ in Greek and Roman Antiquity. It crosses borders between different areas of classical studies by investigating the various forms of impact that war had on the ancient home front.
To this end, the book deploys a variety of methodological approaches that shed light on several aspects of the home front. These draw on advances made in the fields of psychology, literature, history, social sciences and religious studies. The volume discusses the impact of war on the civilian communities in terms of its effects above all on the level of the social and religious sphere.
Lucia Cecchet is Lecturer in Ancient History at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. She holds a PhD in Ancient History from Heidelberg, Germany, and Trento, Italy, and is interested in the cultural and social history of the Greek world from the Classical to the Imperial periods, with a focus on poverty and citizenship. Her publications include the book Poverty in Athenian Public Discourse (2015) and several articles and book chapters on the discourse of poverty in Classical Athens, the rhetoric of poverty and wealth in Attic oratory, gift-giving, and debt relief in Greek Antiquity. She is also co-editor of the volume, Citizens in the Graeco-Roman World (with A. Busetto, 2017).
Christopher Degelmann is Lecturer in Ancient History at the Humboldt University Berlin. After finishing his PhD in Erfurt, Germany, in 2016, he published his thesis as Squalor. Symbolisches Trauern in der Politischen Kommunikation der Römischen Republik und Frühen Kaiserzeit (2018). In 2019, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he worked on his new project Gossiping and Rumour in Classical Athens. His research also focuses on ancient youth culture and the history of historiography and classics.
Maik Patzelt is Lecturer in Ancient History at the History Department of the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and a Research Fellow (2019/20) at the History Department of the University of Sheffield, UK, where he works on his new project on inheritance hunting in late Antiquity. He is specialised in ancient history, especially the social and religious history of the early Roman Empire. He has published a book Über das Beten der Römer (2018) and a number of articles that investigate Roman prayers through the lens of emotion theory, cognitive science and theory of practice. He is also interested in social network analysis, concepts of borders and frontiers, migration and mobility.
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