Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor

Paperback | July 1, 2002

byJohn Ma

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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 epigraphicaldocumentation 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 interactionbetween 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 theHellenistic 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.

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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 epigraphicaldocumentation which has been reproduced exten...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:425 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.95 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Great King and the Cities1. The Seleukid Past in Asia Minor2. The Reconquest of Asia Minor: A Narrative (226 - 192 BC)3. Empire as Structures4. Empire as InteractionConclusion, Epilogue, Envoi: 'Once there was a King, Antiochos the Great ...'

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`The professional Hellenistic historian or the epigraphist is likely to find this study most enthralling -and it will prove highly rewarding.'Times Literary Supplement, 23 March 2001