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Bronze Age Greece  

John Bennet

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of state formation in ancient Greece during the Bronze Age, providing an overview of the nature of the Minoan states and the extent of control exercised ... More

Classical and Near Eastern Slavery in the First Millennium bce  

David M. Lewis

Twentieth-century scholarship, guided in particular by the views of M. I. Finley, saw Greece and Rome as the only true ‘slave societies’ of antiquity: slavery in the Near East was of minor ... More

Greek City-States  

Mogens Herman Hansen

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of city-states of polis in ancient Greece. It explains that a polis was a strongly institutionalized and centralized micro-state consisting of one city ... More

The Greek Koinon  

Emily Mackil

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of the koinon, a form of regional state in ancient Greece comprised of multiple poleis and in some instances other forms of community, and characterized ... More

Greek Multicity States  

Ian Morris

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter, which explores the history of multi-city states in ancient Greece during the archaic and classical periods, explains that leaders of small city-states were forced to attempt ... More

Hellenistic Empires  

John Ma

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter, which explores the history of state formation in ancient Greece during the Hellenistic period, describes state power during this period and discusses the narrative, ... More

The Hellenistic World at War: Stagnation or Development?  

John Serrati

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter describes the effects of warfare in the Hellenistic period, which influenced nearly every aspect of life for people living in the Greek East at the time. The phalanx remained ... More

Taxation in the Greco-Roman World: The Hellenistic East  

Noah Kaye

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Apr 2018
This article surveys taxation in the Hellenistic kingdoms of Asia Minor in the Near East, focusing on the Seleukid Empire and the Attalids of Pergamon. It argues that the study of ... More

War and Society in Greece  

Nicholas V. Sekunda

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter explains Greek warfare and society. The concept of the soldier-citizen was an important component in the Greek city-state or polis. The large-scale wars that took place ... More

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