New PDF release: Creating a common polity : religion, economy, and politics

By Emily Mackil

ISBN-10: 0520272501

ISBN-13: 9780520272507

ISBN-10: 0520953932

ISBN-13: 9780520953932

ISBN-10: 1299605516

ISBN-13: 9781299605510

In the traditional Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned preferrred, yet by the point of Alexander, approximately 1/2 the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered a part of their autonomy to hitch the bigger political entities known as koina. within the first publication in fifty years to take on the increase of those so-called Greek federal states, Emily Mackil charts a fancy, attention-grabbing map of ways shared non secular practices and long-standing fiscal interactions faciliated political cooperation and the emergence of a brand new type of nation. Mackil offers a close historic narrative spanning 5 centuries to contextualize her analyses, which specialize in the 3 best-attested parts of mainland Greece—Boiotia, Achaia, and Aitolia. The research is supported by means of a file of Greek inscriptions, each one textual content followed via an English translation and commentary.

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10 7. Sidelong glances will nevertheless be taken on occasion at other cases where the evidence is particularly rich or clear and seems for that reason to shed light on murkier hints in the evidence for our central case studies. 8. Bintliff 1999; Bintliff, Howard, and Snodgrass 2007; Morgan and Hall 1996; Petropoulos and Rizakis 1994; Funke 1987, 1991. 9. See Freitag 2000: 309–406 on the interactions and mobility facilitated by the Gulf of Corinth. 10. Graninger 2011 appeared too late for proper consultation.

Bintliff 2002: 212) speculates that this hierarchy of settlements emerged out of a desire to create territories capable of supplying the needs of the largest settlement (or central place). There is much to recommend this view, but it is predicated on the assumption that such “central places” were virtually autarkic and had little interaction with the world beyond their territories, which does not fit with the fuller evidence from later periods in Boiotian history. See below, pp. 267–73. 3. Thespiai is not mentioned in Hes.

J. Buck 1994 (Boiotia); Zahrnt 1971, Psoma 2001 (Chalkideis); Nielsen 2000 (Lokris); Behrwald 2000, Domingo Gygax 2001 (Lykia); McInerney 1999 (Phokis). The proceedings of several confer ences on the topic, spurred by the emergence of the European Union, have also been published: Buraselis 1994; Aigner Foresti et al. 1994; Buraselis and Zoumboulakis 2003. indd 2 03/05/13 4:42 PM Introduction 3 great deal of progress has thus been made on detailed and specific questions, this method produces scattered points of light while leaving the larger, pressing issues I have just outlined very much in the dark.

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