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Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon

Emily Mackil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520272507
eISBN:
9780520953932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272507.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the poleis of the mainland Greek world had surrendered part of ... More


The King’s Words: Hellenistic Royal Letters in Inscriptions

Alice Bencivenni

in State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses royal correspondence of the Hellenistic period of two Graeco-Macedonian kingdoms as they emerged after the conquests and death of Alexander the Great (r. 336–323 BC): the ... More


Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Georgia Petridou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that epiphanies in Greek literature and epigraphy not only reveal what the Greeks thought about their gods; they tell us just as much about the preoccupations, the preconceptions, ... More


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