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An inventory of archaic and classical poleis…
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An inventory of archaic and classical poleis : an investigation conducted…

by Mogens Herman Hansen (Editor), Thomas Heine Nielsen (Editor)

Other authors: Carmine Ampolo (Contributor), Zofia Halina Archibald (Contributor), Michel Austin (Contributor), Alexandru Avram (Contributor), Adam Łaitar (Contributor)37 more, Jean-Claude Decourt (Contributor), Adolfo J. Domínguez (Contributor), Pierre Ducrey (Contributor), Thomas J. Figueira (Contributor), Tobias Fischer-Hansen (Contributor), Pernille Flensted-Jensen (Contributor), Klaus Freitag (Contributor), Peter Funke (Contributor), Vincent Gabrielsen (Contributor), Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Contributor), Jonathan M. Hall (Contributor), Miltiades Hatzopoulos (Contributor), Bruno Helly (Contributor), John Hind (Contributor), Barbara Hochschulz (Contributor), Antony G. Keen (Contributor), Ronald P. Legon (Contributor), Louisa Loukopoulou (Contributor), Franz Georg Maier (Contributor), Stephen Mitchell (Contributor), Catherine Morgan (Contributor), Nikola Moustakis (Contributor), Jacques Oulhen (Contributor), Paschalis Paschidis (Contributor), Paula Perlman (Contributor), Marcel Piérart (Contributor), Karl Reber (Contributor), Gary Reger (Contributor), Denis Rousset (Contributor), James Roy (Contributor), Lene Rubinstein (Contributor), Graham Shipley (Contributor), Nigel Spencer (Contributor), Gocha Tsetskhladze (Contributor), John Wilkes (Contributor), Hector Williams (Contributor), Eckhard Wirbelauer (Contributor)

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Hansen, Mogens HermanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, Thomas HeineEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ampolo, CarmineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Archibald, Zofia HalinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Austin, MichelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Avram, AlexandruContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Łaitar, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Decourt, Jean-ClaudeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Domínguez, Adolfo J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ducrey, PierreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Figueira, Thomas J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fischer-Hansen, TobiasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flensted-Jensen, PernilleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freitag, KlausContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Funke, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gabrielsen, VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gehrke, Hans-JoachimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Jonathan M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Maier, Franz GeorgContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Moustakis, NikolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oulhen, JacquesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Roy, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rubinstein, LeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Tsetskhladze, GochaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198140991, Hardcover)

This is the first lexicon of all identifiable Greek city states of the Archaic and Classical periods (c.650-325 BC). During this time, the eastern Mediterranean was dominated by Greeks who shared an identity based on language, religion, and traditions; however, the Greek world was divided politically into some 1,500 city states, each consisting of an urban center with its immediate hinterland. This book contains descriptions of 1,035 of these city states, organized region by region.

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This is the first ever documented study of the 1,035 identifiable Greek city states (poleis) of the Archaic and Classical periods (c.650-325 BC). Previous studies of the Greek polis have focused on Athens and Sparta, and the result has been a view of Greek society dominated by Sophokles', Plato's, and Demosthenes' view of what the polis was. This study includes descriptions of Athens and Sparta, but its main purpose is to explore the history and organization of the thousand other city states. The main part of the book is a regionally organized inventory of all identifiable poleis covering the Greek world from Spain to the Caucasus and from the Crimea to Libya. This inventory is the work of 47 specialists, and is divided into 46 chapters, each covering a region. Each chapter contains an account of the region, a list of second-order settlements, and an alphabetically ordered description of the poleis. This description covers such topics as polis status, territory, settlement pattern, urban centre, city walls and monumental architecture, population, military strength, constitution, alliance membership, colonization, coinage, and Panhellenic victors. The first part of the book is a description of the method and principles applied in the construction of the inventory and an analysis of some of the results to be obtained by a comparative study of the 1,035 poleis included in it. The ancient Greek concept of polis is distinguished from the modern term 'city state', which historians use to cover many other historic civilizations, from ancient Sumeria to the West African cultures absorbed by the nineteenth-century colonializing powers. The focus of this project is what the Greeks themselves considered a polis to be.… (more)

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