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The Greek Polis: Cradle of Democracy

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter points to the Greek polis, or city-state, as the point of origin for Greek democracy. The polis is the dominant form of political organization that developed in the Greek world between ... More


Making an Honorific Portrait

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how honorific statues and portraits were made in the Hellenistic period, both by political and by artistic processes. More specifically, it considers the commissioning, control, ... More


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