Articles with keyword: asylum

The concept of the refugee and immigrant in the ancient Greek world: privileges and limitations.
Ioannis Papadomarkakis University of the Aegean Rhodes, Greece
Maria Kaila University of the Aegean Rhodes, Greece


Volume 6, Issue 2

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This article examines the ways in which the literature of classic Greece depicts the concepts of migration and displacement. Different literature styles, such as history, drama and comedy approach the theme, underlining in this way the dense social impact it occupied. Through the revisiting of various classic extracts, this research aims to illustrate the way classic Greece was standing towards both the forcibly exiled and the willingly migrated, to the degree at least, this permeated classic works. Finally, this work aims to draw parallels between the past and today, regarding how the refugee is perceived.