Lecture on Greek Tribes From Homer to Cleisthenes

September 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Greeks today identify with their extended families; in antiquity Greece was a tribal society before states like Athens adopted democracy. This talk will describe the Greek tribal system as we find it in Homer, and its destruction in relation to the emergence of democracy and history. We will also find some surprising grounds for comparison with American Indians. Lecturer; Dr. Christopher Brown – Modern Greek Studies Program of The Ohio State University