Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Dance of the IslandsInsularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christy Constantakopoulou

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199215959

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 January 2020

Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai

Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai

Chapter:
(p.228) 7 Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai
Source:
The Dance of the Islands
Author(s):

Christy Constantakopoulou (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0007

The primacy of the island world can be established by an examination of the phenomenon of peraiai, that is, the control of pieces of land on the mainland by island poleis. Peraiai is only one side of island-mainland relations. This chapter initially examines the case of Miletus and her control over neighbouring islands (e.g., Leros, Tragia, etc.). The main focus is on island peraiai. It examines all Aegean islands known to have owned a peraiai: Thasos, Samothrace, Tenedos, Mytilene on Lesbos, Chios, Samos, and famously Rhodes. It emphasizes the degree of diversity in the forms of control exercised over the peraiai and highlights the necessity of frequent interaction for maintaining such a control. Peraiai may have been the extension of an island onto the mainland, but at the same time, they were different, often marginal locations. The position of exiles on the peraiai exemplifies their ambivalent position as close, yet marginal, for the insular geography of the Aegean.

Keywords:   Miletus, peraiai, Thasos, Samothrace, Tenedos, Mytilene, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, exiles

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .