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By Mogens Herman Hansen, Thomas Heine Nielsen

This can be the 1st lexicon of all identifiable Greek urban states of the Archaic and Classical sessions (c.650-325 BC). in this time, the japanese Mediterranean was once ruled through Greeks who shared an identification in line with language, faith, and traditions; even if, the Greek global used to be divided politically into a few 1,500 urban states, every one along with an city heart with its speedy hinterland. This e-book comprises descriptions of 1,035 of those urban states, equipped quarter via sector.

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The plan came to nothing, but the political status of a community—to be a polis or just to be a deme—was obviously a matter of considerable consequence. (9) According to Thucydides, the so-called synoecism of Attika in the age of Theseus consisted in the reduction of a number of poleis to local communities without a bouleuterion and a prytaneion (Thuc. 2). Thucydides is emphatic in pointing out not just that all the other Attic rendering “polis animal”, see Arist. HA 617b13–14 and Hansen (1996b) 199 with n.

Myson was from Chen (Pl. Prt. 343A), which was either an otherwise unknown community, or a perioikic polis in Lakedaimon (no. 328) or a small polis in Oita (no. 425). But even if Chen is identified with one of the two small poleis, that does not change Aristoxenos’ view of the comparative importance of a polis and a kome. fringes,14 all Hellenes lived in poleis. 15 Nevertheless, no one has ever investigated how many poleis there were and which settlements were actually poleis. For Hellas itself an ultra-short study by Ruschenbusch (1977)16 breaks new ground, but it is very sketchy and often controversial.

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