Greek Kinship Terminology

  title={Greek Kinship Terminology},
  author={M. Miller},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={46 - 52}
  • M. Miller
  • Published 1 November 1953
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Classical Greek kinship terminology, as it is used for example by Isaios, offers few difficulties of meaning in its terms, and describes a bilateral family rather like our own. The principal usages mav be shown in genealogical form as follows: The noteworthy terms are: (i) kedestes, (2) anepsios, anepsiadous, exanepsios, and (3) adelphos and adelphe. Kedestes is applicable to any male who is a close relative by marriage, but who does not belong to the circle of heirs within the anchisteia: the… 


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