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Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King


This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. While recent historiographical emphasis on the non-Greek cultures of the eastern Mediterranean is a critical methodological advancement, this volume re-examines the presence of Greek cultural elements in these areas. The regions discussed—Asia Minor, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia—were quite different from one another; so, too, were the cross-cultural interactions we can observe in each case. Nev ... More

Keywords: Hellenism, polis, Hellenistic literature and culture, Greek language, Syria, Egypt, Levant, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Palmyra, Anatolia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805663
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Boris Chrubasik, editor
Assistant Professor in Historical Studies and Classics, University of Toronto

Daniel King, editor
Leventis Lecturer in the Impact of Greek Culture, University of Exeter