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    DescriptionThis work examines a test case for the relationship between the polis and the Hellenistic empire focusing specifically on the interaction between Antiochos III and the cities of Western Asia Minor (226-188 BC). Such a study is possible thanks to a rich epigraphical documentation which has been reproduced extensively and translated in an appendix to this book. Dr Ma approaches this material from a variety of angles: narrative history, structural analyses of imperial power, and analyses of the functions played by language and stereotype in the interaction between rulers and ruled. The result is to further a nuanced appreciation of the relation between the Hellenistic king and the Hellenistic polis by drawing attention to the power of the Hellenistic empires, to the capacity of political language to modify power relations, and to the efforts of the Hellenistic polis to preserve its sense of identity and civic pride, if not its political independence.

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    Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John T. Ma
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198152194
    ISBN 10: 0198152191

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    DC22: 939/.2, 939.2
    LC classification: DS155 .M293 1999
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    DC21: 938.08092
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    Illustrations note
    2 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 May 2000
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    In this richly detailed monograph, John Ma provides a compelling analysis of Antiochos III's control and exploitation of the cities of western Seleukid Asia Minor. The work is distinguished by the impressive use of epigraphical material. American Historical Review Ma is an historian alive to the scholarly traditions in which he is working, keen to explore them, experiment with them, and, importantly, add to them. He has produced a subtle book, full of insights, one for the specialist rather than the Hellenistic novice. The Classical Review John Ma has written an important book, the first substantial study of Antiochus the Great since H. H. Schmitt's valuable Untersuchungen zur Geschichte Antiochos' des Grossen und seiner Zeit. The Classical Review Ma can claim to have brought a sophistication to this material that advances our understanding; and gradually, with scholarly care, the seriously interesting potential of this bridesmaid of a period is revealed. Simon Goldhill, Times Literary Supplement