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By Mogens Herman Hansen, Thomas Heine Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0198140991

ISBN-13: 9780198140993

This is often the 1st lexicon of all identifiable Greek urban states of the Archaic and Classical classes (c.650-325 BC). in this time, the jap Mediterranean used to be ruled by means of Greeks who shared an identification in line with language, faith, and traditions; although, the Greek global used to be divided politically into a few 1,500 urban states, each one together with an city middle with its instant hinterland. This ebook includes descriptions of 1,035 of those urban states, equipped zone through quarter.

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1. The Origin of the Polis For the origin of the Greek polis we have three di·erent types of evidence: (a) the linguistic evidence obtained by a comparative study of related words in other Indo-European languages, (b) the literary and epigraphical evidence of C8– C6, and (c) the physical remains of early settlements. A. The Linguistic Evidence The study of the etymology of the term polis is extremely important, since by extrapolation it takes us back to a period before the earliest written sources we have.

9 The polis seems to have emerged in the Geometric period (900–700), not by devolution following the breakdown of Mycenaean society, but in connection with an upsurge in population, wealth and civilisation. Fur6 For a more elaborate version of this definition, see 30 infra. 7 For the Mycenaean origin of the Greek polis, see Dr•ogem•uller (1970) 487– 92; Thomas (1981) 32–35 (but see next note) and van E·enterre (1985) 27–28 et passim. g. Snodgrass (1980) 28–32 and his review of van E·enterre (1985) in Snodgrass (1986) 263–65.

1993. “The Polis in the Hellenistic World”, in R. M. Rosen and J. ), Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald (Ann Arbor) 339–54. Haldon, J. 1999. “The Idea of the Town in the Byzantine Empire”, in C. P. Brogiolo and B. ), The Idea and Ideal of the Town between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Leiden). Hansen, M. H. 1993. “Introduction: The Polis as a Citizen-State”, CPCActs 1: 7–29. 1994. : A Comprehensive Research Program”, CPCPapers 1: 9–17. 1995. ”, CPCPapers 2: 21–43.

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