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A History of Samos, 800-188 BC - Graham Shipley

A History of Samos, 800-188 BC

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In the time of Herodotus and Thucydides, the island city of Samos was a leading Greek community, and under the later Hellenistic kingdoms its reputation remained high. Despite its importance, however, this is the first comprehensive study since sustained archaeological investigation began in the 1960s. In reconstructing social and economic trends as well as political and military events, Shipley balances archaeological and geographical evidence with the equally important written sources, including inscriptions and coins. He isolates relatively constant factors in Samos's history (such as its strategic location and its plentiful natural resources) and sets these against substantive developments (such as the loss of independence after Alexander and the decisive influence of Samian emigres on Alexandrian intellectual culture) to provide a broader perspective on the history of Samos.

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'This comprehensive study of Samian history is a work long overdue.' Heather Reeday, The Greek Gazette 'This book needs no introduction to professional Samian scholars. It is obnvious that one must consult S.'s careful and detailed work for any aspect of Samian history.' Gillian R. Hart, The Classical Review, 1992 'This comprehensive study of Samian history is a work long overdue. The author skilfully reconstructs in great detail, social and economics trends as well as political and military events. A History of Samos 800-188 BC is a welcome addition to this neglected part of Greek history.' Heather Reeday, The Greek Gazette

Prefacep. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Editions of Ancient Sourcesp. xix
Introductionp. 1
The Early Polis (c.800-c.590)p. 23
The Emergence of the Polisp. 25
The End of Geomoric Rulep. 49
The Independent Tyrants (c.590-522)p. 67
The Tyrant Dynastyp. 69
Economic and Political Change under Polycratesp. 81
Post-Polycratean Samos (522-365)p. 101
From. Maeandrius to the Eve of The Athenian Wars (522-441)p. 103
Political Faction in the Late Fifth Century (441-411)p. 113
Between Three Empires (411-365)p. 129
Post-Polycratean Samosp. 144
Exile and Reconstruction (365-188)p. 153
Athenians, Cleruchs, and Exiles (365-322)p. 155
Samos and the Diadochi (322-281)p. 169
A Century of Interrupted Peace (281-188)p. 185
Economy and Society in Hellenistic Samosp. 202
Polis and Chorap. 229
Settlement, Society, and the Ideology Of The Polisp. 231
Catalogue of Sites in Samos and The Peraeap. 249
Geographical Descriptionp. 269
Samian Earthp. 277
Ancient Place-names and Cultsp. 279
The Divisions of the Citizen Bodyp. 284
The Regime in Power after the Revoltp. 293
The Repayments to Athensp. 294
Gorgos and Alexanderp. 297
The Status of Samos in the Ptolemaic Empirep. 298
The Evacuation of AD 1476p. 302
Endnotesp. 303
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780198148685
ISBN-10: 0198148682
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 25th June 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.62