City and Country in the Ancient World (Leicester-Nottingham by John Rich

By John Rich

The traditional Greco-Roman international was once an international of citie, in a particular feel of groups during which geographical region was once ruled via city centre.This quantity of papers written through influential archaeologists and historians seeks to assemble the 2 disciplines in exploring the city-country dating.

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I will come back to this later; for now, I make an ‘innocent’ reading, that a state is a complex, permanently hierarchical social and political organisation, with formal offices of government. What was the path to this level of complexity in ancient Greece? g. Runciman 1982; Halverson 1986), but there is no consensus about how to interpret the poems as historical sources. Again, archaeological data are needed. 700. 48). Recent excavations at Koukounaries have also shown that the incised-and-stamped pithoi only begin on Paros in the seventh century, and that Oikonomos must have been founded after 700.

By the end of the Hellenistic period, in the first century BC, polis seems to have lost its classical sense of a citizen community. It sank into being merely a town within a larger royal state, although there is controversy over the rate at which this happened (see Veyne 1976; Davies 1984; Gauthier 1985; Bernhardt 1985; Will 1988). By examining the processes of urbanisation and stateformation implied by our translation of polis I am not waging a boundary war. I will not suggest that we talk about Dark Age cities or states, or that we abandon these perfectly good words as descriptions of the developed polis; arguments about categorisation are rarely useful.

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