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Teos and Abdera: Two Cities in Peace and War

Mustafa Adak and Peter Thonemann


In late summer 2017, ongoing Turkish excavations at the site of Teos in Ionia uncovered one of the largest and most important Greek inscriptions to have been discovered this century. It records, in thrilling and moving detail, the assistance provided by the Teians in the repopulation and rebuilding of their daughter-city, Abdera in Thrace, after its sack by the Romans in 170 BC during the Third Macedonian War. The new text, published here for the first time, is startling testimony to the ancestral friendship- and support-networks that existed between Greek poleis in the Hellenistic world, and ... More

Keywords: Greek history, epigraphy, Hellenistic history, diplomacy, statues, Teos, Abdera

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780192845429
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192845429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mustafa Adak, author
Professor in the Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures, Akdeniz University, Antalya

Peter Thonemann, author
Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, University of Oxford