Man's Best Friend? The Human-Canine Bond in Ancient Greece.

Julie Weekes

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis asks the question whether Classical and early Hellenistic Greeks kept dogs as pets. Whilst scholars have identified that dogs are positive and negative symbols in Greek literary and visual sources, less attention has been paid to the dog’s role in everyday life. Most of the work to date has been on hunting dogs and their role in elite, male world. However, despite a significant number of scholars suggesting that the ancient Greeks kept dogs as pets, almost no serious research has been carried out on this area. This thesis represents the first in-depth study of this topic.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Mallan, Christopher, Supervisor
  • O'Sullivan, Lara-Louisa, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Feb 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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