Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE by Boris ChrubasikHellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE by Boris Chrubasik

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

EditorBoris Chrubasik, Daniel King

Hardcover | October 21, 2017

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Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean offers a timely re-examination of the relationship between Greek and non-Greek cultures in this region between 400 BCE and 250 CE. The conquests of Alexander the Great and his Successors not only radically reshaped the politicallandscape, but also significantly accelerated cultural change: in recent decades there has been an important historiographical emphasis on the study of the non-Greek cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean, but less focus on how Greek cultural elements became increasingly visible. Although the processof cross-cultural interaction differed greatly across Asia Minor, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia, the same overarching questions apply: why did the non-Greek communities of the Eastern Mediterranean engage so closely with Greek cultural forms as well as political practices, and how did thisengagement translate into their daily lives? In exploring the versatility and adaptability of Greek political structures, such as the polis, and the ways in which Greek and non-Greek cultures interacted in fields such as medicine, literature, and art, the essays in this volume aim to provide newinsight into these questions. At the same time, they prompt a re-interrogation of the process of Hellenization, exploring whether it is still a useful concept for explaining and understanding the dynamics of cultural exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean of this period.
Boris Chrubasik is an ancient historian with a particular interest in the history of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Achaemenid to the early Roman periods. He is Assistant Professor in Historical Studies and Classics at the University of Toronto and author of Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King (OUP,...
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Title:Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CEFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:October 21, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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FrontmatterList of IllustrationsList of TablesList of AbbreviationsNotes on Contributors1. Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King: Hellenism? An Introduction2. Stephen Mitchell: The Greek Impact in Asia Minor 400-250 BCE3. Ted Kaizer: Trajectories of Hellenism at Tadmor-Palmyra and Dura-Europos4. Philippe Clancier: The Polis of Babylon: An Historiographical Approach5. Boris Chrubasik: From Pre-Makkabaean Judaea to Hekatomnid Karia and Back Again: The Question of Hellenization6. Johannes Haubold: Converging Perspectives on Antiochos III7. Mario C. D. Paganini: Greek and Egyptian Associations in Egypt: Fact or Fiction?8. Myrto Hatzimichali: Text and Wisdom in the Letter of Aristeas9. Daniel King: Medicine between Cultures in the Hellenistic FayumEndmatterBibliographyIndex