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In the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the late fourth century BC, Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site from Central Asia, Mairs explores how these ancient people lived, communicated, and understood themselves. Significant and original, The Hellenistic Far East will highlight Bactrian studies as an important part of our understanding of the ancient world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. About the Series, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. A Note on Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1. Administering Bactria: From Achaemenid Satrapy to Graeco-Bactrian State
  2. pp. 27-56
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  1. 2. Ai Khanoum
  2. pp. 57-101
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  1. 3. Self-Representation in the Inscriptions of Sōphytos (Arachosia) and Heliodoros (India)
  2. pp. 102-145
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  1. 4. Waiting for the Barbarians: The Fall of Greek Bactria
  2. pp. 146-176
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 177-188
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  1. Appendix: Greek Documents
  2. pp. 189-194
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 195-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-232
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520959545
Related ISBN
9780520281271
MARC Record
OCLC
890089875
Pages
227
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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