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Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World

William Mack


This book offers an re-examination of our evidence for this important Greek institution and uses it to examine the structure and dynamics of the interstate system of the Greek world and the way in which these were transformed under the Roman Empire. This book presents a new reconstruction of proxeny, based on a detailed analysis of the function of the formulaic language of honorific decrees, and explores the way in which interstate institutions shaped the behaviour of individuals and communities in the ancient world. It draws on other material which has not been systematically exploited before ... More

Keywords: proxeny, proxenia, polis, institutions, interstate relations, honorific decrees, networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713869
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Mack, author
Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Culture, University of Birmingham