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Lost in Transit: Political Displacement in Euripides’ Electra

By Demetra Kasimis

In Euripides’ Electra, the protagonist’s dislocation from and relocation to a home emphasize the ways she is differently displaced from her brother, Orestes, who is also banished from their familial oikos. Where he roams, city-less, she stays in Argos in a forced countryside marriage she likens to death, homelessness, and the condition of an “exile” (phugas).

The Migrant Body and State-Sanctioned Violence

By Paul Vadan

The interaction of the polis with its foreign residents in the Hellenistic period has generally been discussed through the perspective of public benefaction, where influential and wealthy foreign benefactors are rewarded with public honors and citizenship by the host community for their political, economic, or skilled help during a crisis.

The Citizen Non-Citizen: Hellenistic Metics and Their Home Poleis (c. 400-31 BCE)

By Christian Ammitzbøll Thomsen

The study of the ancient Greek metic has seen a revival in recent years. The traditional focus on the legal aspects of metoikia (Whitehead 1977; Niku 2007; Kamen 2013) has been augmented by a series of studies that explore the wider social, economic and political contribution of free foreigners (Wijma 2014; Kennedy 2014; Akrigg 2015; Kasimis 2018) greatly expanding our knowledge.