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WHAT DOES PHRATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
In ancient Greece, a phratry (phratria, Greek: φ(ρ)ατρία, "brotherhood", "kinfolk", derived from φρατήρ meaning "brother") was a social division of the Greek tribe (phyle). The nature of these phratries is, in the words of one historian, "the darkest problem among the social institutions." Little is known about the role they played in Greek social life, but they existed from the Greek Dark Ages until the 2nd century BC; Homer refers to them several times, in passages that appear to describe the social environment of his times. In Athens, enrollment in a phratry seems to have been the basic requirement for citizenship in the state before the reforms of Cleisthenes in 508 BC. From their peak of prominence in the Dark Ages, when they appear to have been a substantial force in Greek social life, phratries gradually declined in significance throughout the classical period as other groups (such as political parties) gained influence at their cost.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRATRY» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHRATRY»
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Ancient Greek Religion
First, as a proof of his legitimacy, he was presented to the phratry (“brotherhood”)
of his father. When he was sixteen years old, he was again formally presented to
the phratry, and the successful completion of that rite meant that at the age of ...
Jon D. Mikalson, 2011
Invitation to Social and Cultural Anthropology
PHRATRY A phratry is a unilineal descent group composed of a number of
supposedly related clans or sibs. The clans in a phratry system retain their
separate identities, but each clan in a phratry feels some sort of special identity to
the others ...
K. N. Dash, 2004
The Phratries of Attica
Chapter 4 Apatouria, Admission, and Membership The focus of attention in the
last two chapters has been the phratry's internal structure. In this and the
following two chapters, the aim will be to give an account of the phratry's activities
S. D. Lambert, 1998
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Among numerous Indian tribes having more than five or six gentes, we find three,
four and more gentes united in a special group which Morgan — faithfully
translating the Indian term by its Greek counterpart — calls the phratry (
Friedrich Engels, 2004
Women in Antiquity: New Assessments
phratry know that he had a daughter, but even she was not enrolled. The speaker
in Isaeus 3.73 alludes to the possibility of introducing (eisagonti) a daughter to a
phratry if she was destined to be an epikleros and eventually to produce a son ...
Richard Hawley, Barbara Levick, 2002
The Secret of the Totem:
type is in two intermarrying divisions (which we call "exogamous moieties," c "
phratries"), and each phratry bears a name which, when it can be translatec is, as
a rule, that of an animal.[71 We shall show later why the meaning of thl names
Andrew Lang, 2014
The phratries and gene accepted only citizens and the majority of Athenians
belonged to a phratry; many were also members of a subgroup of the phratry
called genos. Phratry and genos were institutions of considerable antiquity,
Apollodoros, K. A. Kapparis, 1999
A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World
Like other aspects of Greek citizenship and military life, the phratry was mainly
the province of adult, citizen males. During the era of Greek aristocratic rule (circa
1000-600 B.C.), a man did not need to be of noble blood to belong to a phratry, ...
David Sacks, Oswyn Murray, 1995
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic ...
an Ionian festival (Hdt. I.147.2) lasting for three days during Pyanopsion at which
children were presented to the phratry members as new members. On the first
day (Dorpia) the fellow-phratry members feasted together; the second day was ...
Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland, 2005
Ancient Greece and Rome
The term “phratry” refers to quasi-political groups in Greek city-states whose
membership was determined probably by heredity and possibly by kinship—the
name comes from phrater, “brother”—or locality. The organizations were known
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHRATRY»
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Ten for 10: Phratry Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Though the traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum (WTF?), a more fitting present for the Cincinnati label Phratry Records to ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Oct 14»
Phratry Records Celebrates 10 Years in the Underground
Ten years later he and his label, Phratry Records have established relationships with dozens of bands and have released albums for groups ... «WVXU, Sep 14»
Mad Anthony: Sank for Days
Sank for Days is the name of this new album, recorded and mastered in just 10 days at Ultrasuede Studios and released by Phratry Records. «WVXU, Sep 14»
Gazer: Fake Bulbs
Because of that, it was a special day for me when I received a copy of Gazer's new 12" from Phratry Records which features Phone Commercial ... «WVXU, Aug 14»
State Song: Sleepcrawling
Cincinnati's Phratry Records has a reputation for teaming up with artists who embrace the seedier side of music. Many of the bands on their ... «WVXU, Apr 14»
The sultans of Pakistan
The other major party, the PML-N, is only in its first generation but has managed to maintain phratry unity because although Nawaz is the party ... «Indian Express, Jan 14»
A brief history of 'marriage,' part 10
The man remained a member of his clan and phratry [a group of linked clans comprising one side or moiety of a tribe], the woman of hers. «Workers World, Jul 13»
Greater Cincy-Spawned Releases Celebrated
Last fall, area label Phratry Records (phratryrecords.com) issued the band's debut LP, Future Feedback, on vinyl. The group makes a rare live ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Feb 13»
Southeast History: Chief Son-i-hat house restoration project
The whale was a crest in the Eagle phratry to which Chief Son-i-hat belonged. Two side posts represented whales and the one in the center ... «Capital City Weekly, Jan 13»
The Hiders' Tremendous 'Temenos' Drops Saturday
Explosive local Punk/Post Punk bands Knife the Symphony and Swear Jar — labelmates on the Phratry Records imprint (run by KtS's Jerry ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Dec 12»
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