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The Hellenistic West: Rethinking the Ancient Mediterranean

by: Prag, J.R.W. Crawley Quinn, J.

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Category: New Books
Code: 25452
ISBN-13: 9781316625705 / 978-1-316-62570-5
ISBN-10: 1316625702 / 1-316-62570-2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2016
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 471
Book Condition: New
Comments: First Published 2013

Although the Hellenistic period has become increasingly popular in research and teaching in recent years, the western Mediterranean is rarely considered part of the 'Hellenistic world'; instead the cities, peoples and kingdoms of the West are usually only discussed insofar as they relate to Rome. This book contends that the rift between the 'Greek East' and the 'Roman West' is more a product of the traditional separation of Roman and Greek history than a reflection of the Hellenistic-period Mediterranean, which was a strongly interconnected cultural and economic zone, with the rising Roman republic just one among many powers in the region, east and west. The contributors argue for a dynamic reading of the economy, politics and history of the central and western Mediterranean beyond Rome, and in doing so problematise the concepts of 'East', 'West' and 'Hellenistic' itself.

Reassesses the place and role of the western Mediterranean in the Hellenistic period and in ancient history more generally
A thought-provoking discussion of the use of the term 'Hellenistic'
Provides in-depth studies across a number of regions and disciplines (archaeology, history, numismatics, epigraphy)

Table of Contents
Introduction Jonathan R. W. Prag and Josephine Crawley Quinn
1. The view from the East Andrew Erskine
2. Hellenistic Pompeii: between Oscan, Greek, Roman, and Punic Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
3. The 'Hellenistics of death' in Adriatic central Italy Ed Bispham
4. Hellenistic Sicily, c.270–100 BC Roger Wilson
5. Trading across the Syrtes: Euesperides and the Punic world Andrew Wilson
6. Strangers in the city: élite communication in the Hellenistic central Mediterranean Elizabeth Fentress
7. Monumental power: 'Numidian royal architecture' in context Josephine Crawley Quinn
8. Representing Hellenistic Numidia, in Africa and at Rome Ann Kuttner
9. Hellenism as subaltern practice: rural cults in the Punic world Peter van Dommelen and Mireia López-Bertran
10. Were the Iberians Hellenized? Simon Keay
11. Epigraphy in the western Mediterranean: a Hellenistic phenomenon? Jonathan R. W. Prag
12. Heracles, coinage, and the West: three Hellenistic case-studies Liv Yarrow
13. On the significance of East and West in today's 'Hellenistic' history Nicholas Purcell.

 
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The Hellenistic West: Rethinking the Ancient Mediterranean

by: Prag, J.R.W. Crawley Quinn, J.

  • ISBN-13: 9781316625705 / 978-1-316-62570-5
  • ISBN-03: 1316625702 / 1-316-62570-2
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016

Price: 30,92 EURO

1 copy in stock