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Author Morgan, Catherine, 1961-

Title Early Greek states beyond the polis / Catherine Morgan
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Ethnos and polis; Ethne, ethnicity and tribalism; Archaeology and early Greek ethne; Thessaly; Phokis; East Lokris; Achaia; Arkadia; Big sites and place identities; Big sites or urban entities?; Questions of scale; Place identities; Economics, subsistence and production; Political statements in big sites; Symbols of authority; Thessaly; Larisa; Pherai; Dimini, Sesklo and Volos; Thessalian geography and the Catalogue of Ships; Conclusion; Communities of cult; The cult systems of Phokis; The spread of cults
Temple buildingsThe economic roles of sanctuary authorities; Arkadia; Conclusion; Territory, power and the ancestors; Ethne in the landscape; Community of territory?; Marginal areas and routes of communication; The territory of our ancestors?; Penestai; Burial and the past in Thessaly; Beyond the boundaries; Beyond the polis: political communities and political identities; Regional interconnections: the case of the Corinthian gulf; Envoi; Notes; Bib
Summary The polis has long been conceived as the most advanced form of Greek political society. Yet recent research into how early Greeks used the term highlights discrepancies with modern views of the autonomous city state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-321) and index
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Subject Greeks -- Ethnic identity -- History -- To 1500.
Group identity -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Greece -- Politics and government -- To 146 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203417755 (electronic bk.)
9780203417751 (electronic bk.)