Creating a Common Polity : Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon Hardback
Part of the Hellenistic Culture and Society series
In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina.
In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states, Emily Mackil charts a complex, fascinating map of how shared religious practices and long-standing economic interactions faciliated political cooperation and the emergence of a new kind of state.
Mackil provides a detailed historical narrative spanning five centuries to contextualize her analyses, which focus on the three best-attested areas of mainland Greece - Boiotia, Achaia, and Aitolia.
The analysis is supported by a dossier of Greek inscriptions, each text accompanied by an English translation and commentary.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 624 pages, 9 maps, 2 tables
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 19/07/2013
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780520272507
- Paperback from £20.75