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

Paraskevi Martzavou and Nikolaos Papazarkadas


This volume illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis: from the Black Sea and Asia Minor to Sicily via the Aegean and mainland Greece. The book looks at themes such as the modes of interaction between polis and ruling powers, the construction of ethnic and social identity, interstate and civil conflict and its resolution, social economics, institutional processes and privileges, polis representations, ethics, and, not least, religious phenomena. The chapters range from ‘ ... More

Keywords: conflict, Epigraphy, ethics, hard epigraphy, identity, polis, religious phenomena, representations, social economics

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paraskevi Martzavou, editor
Research Associate in Epigraphy in the Emotions project, Oxford University

Nikolaos Papazarkadas, editor
Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley

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Introduction: Epigraphy and the Polis

Paraskevi Martzavou and Nikolaos Papazarkadas

Part I Poleis and Ruling Powers

Part II Poleis in Conflict

Part III The Social Economics of the Poleis

Part IV Poleis of Honour

Part V Institutions, Ethics, Religion

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