By Mogens Herman Hansen
From antiquity till the 19th century, there were sorts of nation: macro-states, every one dotted with a few towns, and areas damaged up into city-states, every one inclusive of an city heart and its hinterland. A sector settled with interacting city-states constituted a city-state tradition and Polis opens with an outline of the techniques of urban, nation, city-state, and city-state tradition, and a survey of the 37 city-state cultures to this point pointed out. Mogens Herman Hansen presents a completely obtainable advent to the polis (plural: poleis), or historic Greek city-state, which represents by way of some distance the biggest of all city-state cultures. He addresses such issues because the emergence of the polis, its measurement and inhabitants, and its political association, starting from well-known poleis similar to Athens and Sparta via greater than 1,000 recognized examples.
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Oudijk in 6 CSC: 73–90. 38. M. E. Smith in 30 CSC: 581–95. Notes to bankruptcy three 151 bankruptcy three: ‘Country-States’ as opposed to City-State Cultures 1. Burke (1986) 142; set off (1993) eight; Yo·ee (1997) 256; the outline of macro-states as territorial states is shunned in Yo·ee (2005). 2. Supra 14 with n. 12. three. See supra 11–12. four. the subsequent (24–8) relies on 30 CSC: 609–11 and six CSC: 12–17. five. Postgate (1992) 43–5; Kuhrt (1995) seventy four. 6. Gat (2002). 7. 6 CSC: 16–17. creation to half II 1. This moment a part of the publication is a revised and much-enlarged model of my bankruptcy in regards to the Hellenic city-state tradition in 30 CSC: 141– 88. the point of interest is at the Archaic and Classical polis (c. 750–323). The Hellenistic and Roman classes are mentioned within the part in regards to the chronology of the polis (48–50) yet are coated basically sporadically within the systematic half. a quick survey of the most di·erences among the Classical and the Hellenistic polis has been further as an epilogue in ch. 23. 2. Hansen (1998) 17–34. three. Of the 1,035 city-states integrated within the Polis Centre’s stock of Archaic and Classical poleis, 604 have been located in ‘Hellas’ (see infra 84), 442 within the areas from Epeiros to Thessaly and at the Aegean islands (CPCInv. nos. 86–527), while 162 have been located alongside the west coast of Asia Minor within the areas Troas, Aiolis and Ionia (CPCInv. nos. 765–869) and at the islands of Crete and Rhodos (CPCInv. nos. 944–1000). four. Of the 1,035 poleis, 408 have been colonies based within the Archaic and Classical sessions or Hellenised groups within the colonial areas, eighty five within the western Mediterranean (CPCInv. nos. 1–85), 220 alongside the coasts of Thrace, Propontis and the Pontos (CPCInv. nos. 545–764), seventy four in Karia and Lykia (CPCInv. nos. 870–943), and 29 alongside the southern coast of Asia Minor, on Cyprus, and in Syria, Egypt and Libya (CPCInv. nos. 1001–29). there have been 17 poleis in Macedonia (CPCInv. nos. 528–44) and six are unlocated (CPCInv. nos. 1030–5). five. Tscherikower (1927) lists 298 Greek poleis based within the Hellenistic interval, just about all in the borders of the previous Persian Empire; cf. G. M. Cohen (1995). To the c. 1,300 attested poleis needs to be further an unknown variety of poleis which can't be traced within the assets. therefore, c. 1,500 poleis altogether appears a pragmatic ﬁgure for the Greek city-state tradition as a complete. 6. See index 10 in CPCInv. 1328–37. Of the 1,035 city-states in CPCInv. a complete of 268 are classiﬁed as polis style C, because of this the assets 152 7. eight. nine. 10. Notes to half II advent we own are too scanty to teach past average doubt that the neighborhood used to be a polis. Conversely, there should have been a couple of poleis for which we now have so few assets that they now seem within the stock as non-polis groups. M. E. Smith in 30 CSC: 591–3. Mieroop (1997) 6. Hansen (2006b) and infra eighty two. Millar (1993) 254. Migeotte (2002) 7. bankruptcy four: The cohesion of the City-State tradition of historical Greece 1. the normal variation continues to be that of Muller in Geographi Graeci Mi• nores, i (1855), 15–96. 2. Flensted-Jensen and Hansen (1996) 137–53.