By Marc Domingo Gygax

This quantity offers for the 1st time an in-depth research of the origins of Greek euergetism. Derived from the Greek for 'benefactor', 'euergetism' refers back to the approach wherein voters and foreigners provided voluntary prone and donations to the polis that have been in flip acknowledged as benefactions in a proper act of reciprocation. Euergetism is essential to our knowing of the way city-states negotiated either the inner tensions among mass and elite, and their conflicts with exterior powers. This research adopts the perspective of ancient anthropology and seeks to spot styles of behaviour and social practices deeply rooted in Greek society and within the lengthy process Greek historical past. It covers greater than years and should entice historical historians and students in different fields attracted to reward alternate, benefactions, philanthropy, strength relationships among mass and elite, and the interaction among public discourse and social praxis.

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