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‘City is history incarnate’: writing the past of the polis

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the fragments of Greek city-histories. It explores the relationship between ‘great’ historiography and local historiography, before examining how the configuration of time can ... More


Eponymous Coin-Names

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The ktetics of certain Greek cities were in wide circulation from an early date, with reference either to the coins of the cities or to the standard weights and values of their coinage, as used by ... More


The Greek City in the Roman Period*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.12
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Greek cities in the imperial period provided the fullest expression of their own communal identity through the medium of inscriptions. This chapter examines Hellenistic texts that provide better ... More


Athenian Society and Government

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the basic structure of Athenian government. It also describes how it resembled the governments of other Greek city-states, and reviews the intricate relationship between ... More


The Organization of Blocks

Nicholas Cahill

in Household and City Organization at Olynthus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084955
eISBN:
9780300133004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084955.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that from the beginning there was considerable variety among the houses at Olynthus, and this variety is not dismissed simply as deviations from the norm or later remodeling. ... More


Markets and Greece

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains how a free-market business economy arose in Athens and other Greek city-states. It is a complex story that includes the geography, culture, and social structure of early Greece; ... More


Claiming a Homeland

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the rationale for the appropriation of territory by the individual polis. Ancient Greek communities inhabited three landscapes: the natural, the human, and the imagined. These ... More


Latin in the Epigraphy of the Roman Near East *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.15
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter studies the role of Latin in epigraphic texts of the Roman Near East. Focusing on the epigraphic record of Palmyra, it considers three aspects that illustrate the complexity of the role ... More


Pathways to Archaic Citizenship

Alain Duplouy

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Referring to the main primary sources, this introductory chapter explores some of the pathways that have been taken by historians and archaeologists over the last century in investigating Greek ... More


Introduction

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to discuss the importance of settlement fortifications and Archaic city walls, how the Greek poleis were normally fortified, and the ... More


The Failure of Politics in Euripides’s Poetics: Politics in the Suppliant Women

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides's commentary on political theory and practice by focusing on his three plays: Suppliant Women, Erechtheus, and Bacchae. It traces the inspiration Euripides takes from ... More


The Bacchants’ Gospel and the Greek City

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Bacchae's textual complexity to address the issue of which parts of the Dionysiac “gospel” and myth in the play are mythical or even invented, and which correspond to historical ... More


Citizenship as Performance

Alain Duplouy

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Looking for a definition of archaic citizenship that will be elaborated on positive evidence, and not reduced to the idea of an ‘incomplete’ status roughly enshrined in emerging legal criteria, the ... More


Hellenistic History: Prologue to Revolution

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The markets and businesses that supplied democratic Greek city-states might well have remained a regional curiosity had Alexander the Great and his successors not wrought a social and economic ... More


Athletics and Citizenship

Nick Fisher

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A defining feature of archaic Greece was the explosion of athletic competitions at many levels up to the great Panhellenic games. Panhellenic victories brought prestige to the cities, who offered ... More


Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Alain Duplouy and Roger W. Brock (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Citizenship is a major feature of contemporary national and international politics. It is also a legacy of ancient Greece. The concept of membership of a community appeared in Greece some three ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199668915.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter summarises the main arguments of the book with regards to honorific portraits of the Hellenistic period and places the findings within a broad narrative of the post-Classical ... More


Conclusion: Taking Stock and Looking Backward

Roger Brock

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion emphasizes the diversity both of the criteria for citizenship attested in the preceding chapters and of the conceptions which they imply of the archaic polis and its organization, in ... More


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