13th Edition of PONS AELIUS

Individuals and Communities

Humans are often considered ‘social animals’, existing only within larger groups, though still maintaining a unique identity. This year’s issue of the PONS AELIUS E-Journal seeks to reflect on individuals and their relationships to their communities, as well as to each other.

Communities and individuals often construct carefully curated identities, which can be mutual or distinct. Prominent and conspicuous individuals have frequently emerged throughout history, either as protectors or challengers to communal identities; yet others, individuals who are not famous (either in their own, or our time) often prove to be just as important. The papers below consider the different relationships between these two concepts.

Editor: Chris Mowat (c.j.mowat@ncl.ac.uk)

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Introduction: Individuals and Communities – Chris Mowat, Newcastle University (pp. 1-3)

The Scandinavian Battle-Axe: An Assessment – Amber Roy, Newcastle University (pp. 4-12)

Conflicted Fatherhood and Committed Brotherhood in Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis – Guy Brindley, Oxford University (pp. 13-24)

A Long Way from Home: The Pertinence of Pilgrimage to Ancient Greek Religion – Thea Sommerschield, Oxford University (pp. 25-34)

The 1381 Rising in Bury St Edmunds: The Role of Leaders and the Community in Shaping the Rebellion – Joe Chick, University of Warwick (pp. 35-47)

Lenin in the Early 1980s China – Jie Li, University of Edinburgh (pp. 48-60)

‘An Expression of Our Solidarity with You’: European Reflections on Britain in the Falklands Crisis, 1982-1990 – John Bagnall, Newcastle University (pp. 61-70)

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