Polis: An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State

Polis: An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State

by Mogens Herman Hansen
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Polis: An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State by Mogens Herman Hansen

From antiquity until the nineteenth century, there have been two types of state: macro-states, each dotted with a number of cities, and regions broken up into city-states, each consisting of an urban centre and its hinterland. A region settled with interacting city-states constituted a city-state culture and Polis opens with a description of the concepts of city, state, city-state, and city-state culture, and a survey of the 37 city-state cultures so far identified. Mogens Herman Hansen provides a thoroughly accessible introduction to the polis (plural: poleis), or ancient Greek city-state, which represents by far the largest of all city-state cultures. He addresses such topics as the emergence of the polis, its size and population, and its political organization, ranging from famous poleis such as Athens and Sparta through more than 1,000 known examples.

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ISBN-13: 9780191526039
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 10/05/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 833 KB

About the Author

Mogens Herman Hansen is Reader in Classics at Copenhagen University.

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