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Simple Names in Ionia1

Curbera Jaime

in Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265635
eISBN:
9780191760372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The most significant work written so far about Greek onomastics in Asia Minor (Louis Robert’s Noms indigènes de l’Asie Mineure) mainly demonstrates the excessively ‘indigenist’ interpretation of ... More


The Historical Significance of Fortification in Archaic Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the historical significance of fortification in archaic Greece and deconstructs the simple concept of ‘fortification’ by showing that, even within a single period, its nature ... More


Asia, the Oikoumenē, and the Map of the World

Mark Munn

in The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter considers how the metaphysics of Asiatic kingship, or the ideology of tyranny, related to concepts of the physical world. The earliest Ionian maps of the world, attributed to the ... More


Morgantina's Agora—Design and Drains

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0025
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The agora fulfilled a complex role in the life of Greek cities. In Greek agoras, nearly the whole range of public activities was accommodated: ... More


Architectural Expression of Public and Private Water Supply at Morgantina, Corinth, Athens, and Delos

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0034
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Water in ancient Greek cities can be considered under several rubrics— aesthetic enrichment of urban spaces, ornamentation of enclosed precincts, nuisance ... More


In Asia Minor

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter addresses the defections of the islands and the cities of Asia Minor following the disaster of the Sicilian expedition which left Athens' empire badly shaken. The empire represented its ... More


Imperial Geographies: City, Settlement, and Ideology in the Formation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Ryan Boehm

in City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Urbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296923
eISBN:
9780520969223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296923.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a narrative overview of the urban history of this period of the formation of the Hellenistic states. It presents the restructuring of urban centers against the backdrop of the ... More


Failed nostoi and Foundations: Kalchas at Kolophon

Naoíse Mac Sweeney

in The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes a single well-documented example of a faulty nostos. It concentrates on the famous Homeric seer Kalchas who ended up buried at Ionian Kolophon and explains its Hellenistic ... More


The Ancient Middle East

Charles R. Ortloff

in Water Engineering in the Ancient World: Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199239092
eISBN:
9780191917493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199239092.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The origins of Nabataean Petra began c. 300 BCE from nomadic settlement origins and extended to later Roman administration of the city at 106 CE with final Byzantine occupation (Basile 2000) to the ... More


Comparisons of Cities

Dora P. Crouch

in Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195083248
eISBN:
9780197560457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195083248.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

A brief reprise of the geological aspects, organization, physical constraints, and appearance of each city will remind us of their common and unique features. Then we can compare them by groups ... More


General Conclusions

Dora P. Crouch

in Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195083248
eISBN:
9780197560457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195083248.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

When we began this study, we hypothesized the following: (1) similar geology fosters similar urban development, but not every urban difference has a geological basis; (2) geological differences are ... More


Thalassocracies, 550 BC–400 BC

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The Mediterranean coasts might be expected to serve as the natural limit to imperial expansion by the great powers of the Middle East – the Hittites, Assyria, even Pharaonic Egypt. The Assyrians ... More


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