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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 japanese Mediterranean used to be ruled by way of Greeks who shared an id in accordance with language, faith, and traditions; notwithstanding, the Greek global was once divided politically into a few 1,500 urban states, every one such as an city heart with its rapid hinterland. This ebook comprises descriptions of 1,035 of those urban states, prepared zone by way of sector.

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1. 304–20. -P. 1970. “St•adtischer Raum und politischer Machtbereich in der Entwicklung der griechischen Polis”, Gymnasium 77: 484–507. Ducrey, P. 1986. Warfare in Ancient Greece (New York). E·enterre, H. van 1985. La Cit‹e grecque des origines a› la d‹efaite de Marathon (Paris). Finley, M. I. 1956. The World of Odysseus (London). Fischer-Hansen, T. 1996. “The Earliest Town-Planning of the Western Greek Colonies, with Special Regard to Sicily”, CPCActs 3: 317–73. Frisk, H. 1970. Griechisches etymologisches W•orterbuch ii (Heidelberg).

We are faced with a polis that was not a polis. g. Finley (1981) 4). But polis is a historical concept attested in Greek sources, while city-state is a modern heuristic concept (Hansen (2000a) 13). 11, 14. Fiehn (1935); McAllister (1976). 2 Thuc. 2; see Hansen (1995a) 18–21. 3 Mykalessos is not counted among the Boiotian poleis in C5s in any of the major accounts of the political organisation of the region, cf. Swoboda (1910) 316–17 with n. 6; Busolt and Swoboda (1926) 1415–16; Roesch (1965) 37–43; Salmon (1978) 101; Bonner (1910) 406; Bruce (1967) 103–4; cf.

E. at least 200 years later than the concept of the polis. One might object that most poleis were independent before C5m, and that the concept was explicitly formulated only after autonomia began to come under threat in C5m, when the Delian League was transformed into an Athenian Empire. The problem with this explanation is that dependent poleis are amply attested 33 Graham (1964) 7, 220, followed by Osborne (1998). 34 Morgan and Hall (1996). ; and, most recently, Cawkwell (1996) 98 and passim.

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