The Greco-Roman East
Politics, Culture, Society
Edited by Stephen Colvin
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Greco-Roman East by Stephen Colvin
Book DescriptionThis collection of papers illustrates how our picture of the Greco-Roman East has changed in recent decades. The chapters, by a distinguished international cast of contributors, present a view of life in the Eastern Empire from the bottom up, and show how a thoughtful use of both more recent and existing material evidence can shed light on aspects of social and political life that could barely be guessed at from the literary record alone. The evidence of coins, inscriptions and archaeological data is used in the investigation of wider socio-historical issues, including processes of Hellenization and acculturation, the permeability and flexibility of political boundaries at all levels, the interaction of civil and religious authority, and the operation of networks of patronage and power from the highest to the lowest social level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035583
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Colvin
Brief History of Ancient Greek, Hardback (January 2014)
A Brief History of Ancient Greek presents the history of this ancient language from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day, and explains key relationships between the language and literature of the Classical period (500 - 300 BC).
Historical Greek Reader, Paperback (November 2007)
Designed to be used as a textbook in university courses (either upper-level undergraduate or postgraduate), A Historical Greek Reader will also serve as a reference tool for researchers. It provides an introduction to the history of the ancient Greek language, and to Indo-European and historical linguistics in general.
Greco-Roman East, Hardback (June 2004)
An alternative socio-historical perspective of life in the Greco-Roman East, offered by specialists in this field.
Dialect in Aristophanes, Hardback (June 1999)» View all books by Stephen Colvin
Did the Greeks find it amusing, irritating or threatening when they heard another Greek speaking in a different dialect? This book exploits the evidence of ancient Greek comedy in an attempt to answer some of the questions about language attitude which are important for understanding ancient ideas about language and ethnicity.
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Author Biography - Stephen Colvin
Stephen Colvin is Associate Professor of Greek Literature and Linguistics at Yale University. He is the author of Dialect in Aristophanes (Oxford, 1999).
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