Anatolica: Studies in Strabo

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Sir Ronald Syme (1903-89) is internationally known as one of the greatest Roman historians of this century. After his death, the massive manuscript for a practically complete, major work on ancient Turkey was discovered among his papers. Written during the war, while the author was himself in Turkey, it offers a fascinating insight into the development of a great historian, and is itself a masterly, original, and splendidly written study of the peoples and places of Asia Minor under Persian, Greek, and Roman ...

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Overview

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-89) is internationally known as one of the greatest Roman historians of this century. After his death, the massive manuscript for a practically complete, major work on ancient Turkey was discovered among his papers. Written during the war, while the author was himself in Turkey, it offers a fascinating insight into the development of a great historian, and is itself a masterly, original, and splendidly written study of the peoples and places of Asia Minor under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198149439
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
List of Maps
Editor's Introduction
I Introduction
1 The Royal Road 3
II The Geography of Armenia
2 Mount Niphates 27
3 The Armenian Gates 39
4 Taurus and Masius 46
5 Sophene and Gordyene 51
6 Tigranocerta 58
7 Atropatene and Matiane 66
III Pompeius Magnus
8 Pompeius and the Parthians 87
9 The Euphrates Crossings 95
10 The New Provinces 111
IV The Roman Vassals
11 Deiotarus 127
12 The Status of Armenia Minor 137
13 The Accession of Archelaus Philopatris 144
14 Castabala 153
15 Tarcondimotus 161
16 Lycomedes the Lord of Comana 166
V The Southern Mountains
17 Pisidia and the Milyas 177
18 Campaigns in the Milyas 193
19 The Pacification of Pisidia and Lycaonia 204
20 The Taurus Tribes 216
21 The Augustan Colonies 225
22 The Eastern Legions 242
23 The Homonadensian War 257
24 The Rank and Repute of Lycia 270
VI The Eastern Question
25 Pontus in the Time of Augustus 289
26 C. Marcius Censorinus in the East 302
27 The Dynasty of Media Atropatene 308
28 The Expedition of Gaius Caesar 317
App. A. Strabo on Celaenae-Apamea 335
App. B. An Aulon in Pisidia 340
App. C. The Sanctuary of Men near Pisidian Antioch 344
App. D. The Foundation of Prusa ad Olympum 348
App. E. When did Strabo Write? 356
Index of Persons 369
Index of Peoples and Places 381
Index of Passages in Strabo 394
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