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Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor

£19.99

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425pp, maps. Fair copy, although annotated throughout in pencil. Pictorial soft cover, clean overall with some scuffs and edgewear. Dent at base of spine. Block clean. Contents tightly bound.

'This important and wide-ranging 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. This paperback edition includes a new preface and a section of addenda.' - Back cover

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Author(s):
Ma, John
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
Paperback ed., 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199250510
ISBN-13:
9780199250516
Number of pages:
425
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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425pp, maps. Fair copy, although annotated throughout in pencil. Pictorial soft cover, clean overall with some scuffs and edgewear. Dent at base of spine. Block clean. Contents tightly bound.

'This important and wide-ranging 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. This paperback edition includes a new preface and a section of addenda.' - Back cover

Author(s):
Ma, John
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 15.5 cm
Edition:
Paperback ed., 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0199250510
ISBN-13:
9780199250516
Number of pages:
425
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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