A History of Samos, 800-188 BC

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byGraham Shipley

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In the time of Herodotus and Thucydides, the island city of Samos was a leading Greek community, and under the later Hellenistic kingdoms its reputation remained high. Despite its importance, however, this is the first comprehensive study since sustained archaeological investigation began inthe 1960s. In reconstructing social and economic trends as well as political and military events, Shipley balances archaeological and geographical evidence with the equally important written sources, including inscriptions and coins. He isolates relatively constant factors in Samos's history (suchas its strategic location and its plentiful natural resources) and sets these against substantive developments (such as the loss of independence after Alexander and the decisive influence of Samian emigres on Alexandrian intellectual culture) to provide a broader perspective on the history ofSamos.

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In the time of Herodotus and Thucydides, the island city of Samos was a leading Greek community, and under the later Hellenistic kingdoms its reputation remained high. Despite its importance, however, this is the first comprehensive study since sustained archaeological investigation began inthe 1960s. In reconstructing social and econ...

Graham Shipley is at Balliol College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:370 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198148682

ISBN - 13:9780198148685

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'This comprehensive study of Samian history is a work long overdue. The author skilfully reconstructs in great detail, social and economics trends as well as political and military events. A History of Samos 800-188 BC is a welcome addition to this neglected part of Greek history.'Heather Reeday, The Greek Gazette