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Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor

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Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor by John Ma
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This work examines a test case for the relationship between the polis and the Hellenistic empire focusing specifically on the interaction between Antiochos III and the cities of Western Asia Minor (226-188 BC). Such a study is possible thanks to a rich epigraphical documentation which has been reproduced extensively and translated in an appendix to this book. Dr Ma approaches this material from a variety of angles: narrative history, structural analyses of imperial power, and analyses of the functions played by language and stereotype in the interaction between rulers and ruled. The result is to further a nuanced appreciation of the relation between the Hellenistic king and the Hellenistic polis by drawing attention to the power of the Hellenistic empires, to the capacity of political language to modify power relations, and to the efforts of the Hellenistic polis to preserve its sense of identity and civic pride, if not its political independence.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2000
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
424
Dimensions
164x242x27
ISBN-13
9780198152194
Product ID
2247965

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