9780199652143

Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

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    9780199652143

  • ISBN10:

    0199652147

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Epigraphical Approaches to the Postclassical Polis richly illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis. It looks at a variety of themes and aims to identify the postclassical polis both as a reality and as a constructed concept. The individual contributions show that the postclassical polis, both as a reality and as a representation,is the result of negotiations, ancient and modern; and how much of our understanding of the polis is built on patient, painstaking work on the inscriptions.

Author Biography


Paraskevi Martzavou is a postdoctoral Research Associate in Epigraphy as part of the Greek Emotions project in Oxford. After working as an archaeologist, she has specialized in the epigraphy, institutions, and religious history of the Hellenistic and Roman world.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in Greek Epigraphy and has published extensively on inscriptions from Athens and the Cyclades.

Table of Contents


Preface
List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Table of Contents
Introduction: Epigraphy and the Polis P. Martzavou and N. Papazarkadas
POLEIS AND RULING POWERS
1. Observations on the Pistiros Inscription, M. B Hatzopoulos
2. Alexander, Priene, and Naulochon, P. Thonemann
3. Sicilian Identity in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, J. Prag
POLEIS IN CONFLICT
4. An Arbitration Concerning Lampsakos and Parion, A. P. Matthaiou
5. Local Courts of Chersonesus Taurica in the Roman Age, G. Kantor
THE SOCIAL ECONOMICS OF THE POLEIS
6. Public Subscriptions and Loans as Social Capital in the Hellenistic City: Reciprocity, Performance, Commemoration, A. Chaniotis
7. The Ideology of Public Subscriptions, A. Ellis-Evans
POLEIS OF HONOUR
8. Romulus and Remus at Chios Revisited: a Re-examination of SEG XXX 1073, I. Salvo
9. The Victor's Return and the Categories of Games, W. Slater
10. The History of Hellenistic Honorific Statues, J. Ma
11. The Epigraphy of Honours at Siphnos: New Evidence, N. Papazarkadas
INSTITUTIONS, ETHICS, RELIGION
12. Two Overlooked Attic Inscriptions, G. Malouchou
13. Who Were the Neoi? N. Kennell
14. Philosophy of education and the Later Hellenistic Polis, B. Gray
15. Thessalian Perceptions of the Ruler Cult: 'Archegetai' and 'Ktistai' from Demetrias, S. Kravaritou
16. Fresh Light on the Institutions and Religious Life of Thespiai: Six New Inscriptions from the Thespiai Survey, A. Schachter and F. Marchand
Bibliography
Index

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