Creating a Common Polity
Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of California Press
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...9780520272507_PRINT.indd ix9780520272507_PRINT.indd ix 03/05/13 4:42 PM03/05/13 4:42 PMTh e Roman Entrance and the War against Kleomenes, 229–222 108Th e First and Second Macedonian Wars: Rome, Aitolia, and Philip V, 215–196 122 Bargaining with Rome, the Struggle for Sparta, and the End of Cooperative Coinage and Early Forms of Economic Cooperation 247...
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Th is book trades in a currency that is not widely accepted beyond the relatively small scholarly circle of classicists, ancient historians, and Greek epigraphers. Yet in the course of writing it I have learned a great deal from work done in fi elds well beyond theirs, including geography, economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology. I have therefore attempted to write in such a way as to keep my ...
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Th roughout this book’s footnotes and bibliography, the abbreviations used for the names of ancient authors and the titles of their works are in general those shown in the frontmatter list in Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, eds., Th e Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition (OCD 3: Oxford, 2003), supplemented where necessary by the corresponding list in Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ...
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Federal political structures, characterized by a division of sovereignty among mul-tiple levels of government, have proved tremendously attractive in early modern and modern history for two basic reasons. First, their careful distribution of power gives them tremendous advantages for the governance of extremely large territories with disparate resources and highly localized economies; for this reason federalism ...
1Th e Archaic Periodand the Fift h Century
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Signs of cooperation among communities within particular regions appear at diff erent moments in the archaic and early classical periods. Across regions, however, evidence for an emergent group identity, articulated around descent from a common ancestor and the occupation of a shared territory, tends to pre-cede evidence for active cooperation among communities. While this similarity is ...
2Th e Fourth Century
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During the fi rst half of the fourth century the loose cooperative practices of the Achaians and Aitolians were transformed into a set of formal political institutions that bound the poleis and communities of each region together into regional states. Although the evidence is not plentiful, it is unmistakable. For Boiotia rich literary sources allow us to trace the struggle against Sparta and the unambiguous ...
3Th e Hellenistic Period
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OF THE SUCCESSORS, 3two.fitted3endash.captwo.fittedeight.fittedfive.fittedDuring the Hellenistic period, the koina of mainland Greece and the Peloponnese were strengthened and expanded both to achieve greater security against powerful enemies and to gain control over greater and more diversifi ed sets of resources. Attempts to retain regional autonomy led to a series of shift ing alliances, especially ...
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Few would argue with the claim that religion was a powerful mechanism for social cohesion in the ancient Greek world, both within an individual state and between communities that retained distinct political identities. Th e former is captured, negatively perhaps but quite sharply, by the extreme reactions to perceived reli-gious irregularities in moments of political crisis: the charges of impiety leveled ...
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Shortly aft er the conclusion of the King’s Peace, ambassadors from the northern Greek poleis of Akanthos and Apollonia went to Sparta to appeal for help in com-batting the expansion of the koinon of the Chalkideis under the leadership of Olynthos. Having seized control of signifi cant portions of Macedonia, including Pella itself, the leaders of the koinon were pressing on those poleis of the Chalkidic ...
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If the religious and economic origins of the koinon and the state’s ongoing engage-ment with those spheres of social action highlight its complexity and suggest that it was more multifaceted than what we tend to think of as a federal state, its politi-cal structures are indubitably akin to those we recognize in modern federal states. We need now to turn to this arena, where the label “federal” is more immediately ...
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Th e origins of this book lie in two simple observations. Th e fi rst is the fact that nearly half the poleis of the classical Greek world for some time participated in koina, a number that certainly increased in the Hellenistic period. Th e second is that we have had no compelling understanding of why they did so. For member-ship in a koinon entailed the surrender of partial autonomy by the polis, which can ...
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Th is dossier is divided geographically. Part I comprises texts (T1–T33) from or pertaining to Boiotia; part II (T34–T46), Achaian texts; part III (T47–T61), Aito-lian texts. Within each part, the texts are presented in chronological order. For most texts a complete genetic lemma is provided, from which the textual history of each document can be reconstructed. For texts that are included in relatively ...
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Accame, S. 1949. “Elatea e la nuova epigrafe di Stinfalo.” Riv. Fil. 27: 217–48.———. 1972 . Il dominio romano in Grecia dalla guerra acaica ad Augusto. Rome.Adger, W. N. 2000. “Social and Ecological Resilience: Are Th ey Related?” Progress in Human Ager, S. 1994. “Hellenistic Crete and the Koinodikion.” JHS 114: 1–18.———. 1996. Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 337–90 b.c. Berkeley and Los ...
Index of Subjects
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Page Count: 624
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Hellenistic Culture and Society