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By Mogens Herman Hansen,Thomas Heine Nielsen

this can be the 1st ever documented examine of the 1,035 identifiable Greek urban states (poleis) of the Archaic and Classical classes (c.650-325 BC). prior reviews of the Greek polis have eager about Athens and Sparta, and the end result has been a view of Greek society ruled by way of Sophokles', Plato's, and Demosthenes' view of what the polis was once. This learn contains descriptions of Athens and Sparta, yet its major objective is to discover the
history and association of the thousand different urban states.

The major a part of the booklet is a locally geared up stock of all identifiable poleis overlaying the Greek international from Spain to the Caucasus and from the Crimea to Libya. This stock is the paintings of forty seven experts, and is split into forty six chapters, each one protecting a sector. every one bankruptcy comprises an account of the sector, a listing of second-order settlements, and an alphabetically ordered description of the poleis. This description covers such subject matters as polis status,
territory, cost development, city centre, urban partitions and huge structure, inhabitants, army energy, structure, alliance club, colonization, coinage, and Panhellenic victors.

The first a part of the ebook is an outline of the tactic and ideas utilized within the building of the stock and an research of a few of the consequences to be acquired by way of a comparative learn of the 1,035 poleis integrated in it. the traditional Greek inspiration of polis is exotic from the fashionable time period `city state', which historians use to hide many different old civilizations, from historic Sumeria to the West African cultures absorbed via the nineteenth-century colonializing
powers. the point of interest of this undertaking is what the Greeks themselves thought of a polis to be.

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