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meant in part that the Kleisthenic reforms had the indirect effect of transferring some cults of the phratries and their sub-groups to the demes; see also Kearns 1985, pp.
On this day the boys to be initiated into the phratries engaged in a contest of recitations.
Lambert, The Phratries of Attica (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993), 153-61.
170-173), la structure logique se complexifie quelque peu, mais toujours selon le meme principe, lorsque phratries et classes matrimoniales jouent un role dans la classification.
On se souvient, par exemple, que, dans le cas des classifications totemiques australiennes, Durkheim et Mauss assimilent les phratries a des genres et les classes matrimoniales a des especes logiques (Durkheim et Mauss 1969: 168-180).
3) Each of these interpretations gave rise to problems; and since the work of Bourriot and Roussel on the gene(4) there has been a reluctance to believe in gene as aristocratic clans able to control their phratries.
Pairs of clans linked by descent from a common male ancestor occur to the south, in western Keo (Forth 2001), but phratries of this sort are not found in central Nage.
Women had personal names and were identified further by a father's or husband's name in the possessive case, but they did not have demotics and were not recorded on lists of phratries (hereditary kin groups for males) or on deme registers.
Enga sky people were thought to be the offspring of the sun and the moon (Meggitt 1974a: 10-11) and the founders of Enga phratries.
The eponymous heroes of the ten tribes, the cults of the 140 or so local demes, the sixty-odd gene (clans) and the phratries (brotherhoods related to them) made up a bewildering number.
When he goes on to discuss the Thasos law he seeks to minimise its scope: 'this clause seems only to refer to wives (gunaikes) and, undoubtedly, first of all the wives of the citizens who are members of those "countries" that take the place of tribes and phratries.
However, by contrast with the centripetal type exchanges typically found in big-man type polities, competitive gift-giving was here most likely to be confined to direct exchanges within pre-defined limits, such as between linked lineages, village sections or localised phratries.