Antiochus III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor

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This work examines a test case for the relationship between the polis and the Hellenistic empire focusing specifically on the interaction between Antiochus III and the cities of Western Asia Minor (226-188 BC). Such a study is possible thanks to a rich epigraphical documentation which has been reproduced extensively and translated in an appendix to this book. Dr Ma approaches this material from a variety of angles: narrative history, structural analyses of imperial power, and analyses of the functions played by ...

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Overview

This work examines a test case for the relationship between the polis and the Hellenistic empire focusing specifically on the interaction between Antiochus III and the cities of Western Asia Minor (226-188 BC). Such a study is possible thanks to a rich epigraphical documentation which has been reproduced extensively and translated in an appendix to this book. Dr Ma approaches this material from a variety of angles: narrative history, structural analyses of imperial power, and analyses of the functions played by language and stereotype in the interaction between rulers and ruled. The result is to further a nuanced appreciation of the relation between the Hellenistic king and the Hellenistic polis by drawing attention to the power of the Hellenistic empires, to the capacity of political language to modify power relations, and to the efforts of the Hellenistic polis to preserve its sense of identity and civic pride, if not its political independence.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780198152194
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Documents in Epigraphical Dossier
Abbreviations
Maps
Introduction: The Great King and the Cities 1
Ch. 1 The Seleukid Past in Asia Minor (281-223 B.C.) 26
1 In all the Land beyond the Taurus, Just as under our Grandfather 26
2 Seleukid Asia Minor 33
3 A Seleukid Past? 39
4 Seleukid Collapse in Anatolia 43
5 P. Sulpicius Galba's History Lesson 50
Ch. 2 The Reconquest of Asia Minor: A Narrative (226-192 B.C.) 53
1 Achaios (223-213 B.C.) 54
2 After the Expedition to the Upper Regions (204-202 B.C.) 63
3 Philip V, the Rhodians, Attalos I, and the Romans (201-200 B.C.) 74
4 Constructing a Seleukid Space (197-192 B.C.) 82
5 Contesting the Seleukid Space (197-192 B.C.) 94
6 Beyond Narrative 102
Ch. 3 Empire as Structures 106
1 Conquest and Control 108
2 Officials and Administration 122
3 City Statuses: The Typology of Subordination 150
4 Beyond Structures 174
Ch. 4 Empire as Interaction 179
1 The Language of Euergetism 182
2 Talking to: Instrumental Functions 194
3 Local Meanings and the Self-Identity of the Polis 214
4 The Successes of Royal Discourse 228
5 Conclusion: Language and Power in the Hellenistic Age 235
Conclusion, Epilogue, Envoi: 'Once there was a King, Antiochos the Great ...' 243
App. 1 The Date of OGIS 219 254
App. 2 The Date of the Documents from Teos 260
App. 3 Dubia 266
App. 4 [Megas] and [Basileus megas] 272
App. 5 Stratonikeia 277
App. 6 An Invasion of the Attalid kingdom in 198 B.C.? 279
App. 7 The Settlement of 188 B.C. 282
Epigraphical Dossier 284
Bibliography 373
Index of Primary Sources 393
General index 396
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