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Author Ellis-Evans, Aneurin, 1986-
Title The kingdom of Priam : Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean / Aneurin Ellis-Evans.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
2019
Edition First edition.

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Author Ellis-Evans, Aneurin, 1986-
Series Oxford classical monographs
Oxford classical monographs.
Subject Troas (Turkey) -- History.
Troas (Turkey) -- Antiquities.
Lesbos (Greece : Municipality) -- Antiquities.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Edition First edition.
Contents Introduction -- Ilion and its contexts -- The forests of Mt Ida -- Horse husbandry and empire in the middle Scamander Valley -- The Mytilenaian Peraia and the Aktaian cities -- The Hellenistic Koinon of the lesbians -- Aiolian land.
Summary How do regions form and evolve? What are the human and geographical factors which help to unify a region, and what are the political considerations which limit integration and curtail co-operation between a region's communities? Through a diverse series of case studies focusing on the regional history of Lesbos and the Troad from the seventh century BC down to the first century AD, The Kingdom of Priam offers a detailed exploration of questions about regional integration in the ancient world. Drawing on a wide range of evidence - from the geography of Strabo and the botany of Theophrastos, to the accounts of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travellers and the epigraphy, numismatics, and archaeology of the region - these case studies analyse the politics of processes of regional integration in the Troad and examine the insular identity of Lesbos, the extent to which the island was integrated into the mainland, and the consequences of this relationship for its internal dynamic. Throughout it is argued that although Lesbos and the Troad became ever more economically well-integrated over the course of this period, they nevertheless remained politically fragmented and were only capable of unified action at moments of severe crisis. These regional dynamics intersected in complex and often unexpected ways with the various imperial systems (Persian, Athenian, Macedonian, Attalid, Roman) which ruled over the region and shaped its internal dynamics, both through direct interventions in regional politics and through the pressures and incentives which these imperial systems created for local communities.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9780191869808
0191869805
9780192567963 (electronic bk.)
0192567969 (electronic bk.)
0198831986
9780198831983
OCLC # 1097553798
Additional Format Print version: Ellis-Evans, Aneurin, 1986- Kingdom of Priam. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019 9780198831983 (DLC) 2018957603 (OCoLC)1053902825


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