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    DescriptionCity Government in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor examines the social and administrative transformation of Greek society within the early Roman empire, assessing the extent to which the numerous changes in Greek cities during the imperial period ought to be attributed to Roman influence. The topic is crucial to our understanding of the foundations of Roman imperial power because Greek speakers comprised the empire's second largest population group and played a vital role in its administration, culture, and social life. This book elucidates the transformation of Greek society in this period from a local point of view, mostly through the study of local sources such as inscriptions and coins. By providing information on public activities, education, family connections, and individual careers, it shows the extent of and geographical variation in Greek provincial reaction to the changes accompanying the establishment of Roman rule. In general, new local administrative and social developments during the period were most heavily influenced by traditional pre-Roman practices, while innovations were few and of limited importance. Concentrating on the province of Asia, one of the most urbanized Greek-speaking provinces of Rome, this work demonstrates that Greek local administration remained diverse under the Romans, while at the same time local Greek nobility gradually merged with the Roman ruling class into one imperial elite. This conclusion interprets the interference of Roman authorities in local administration as a form of interaction between different segments of the imperial elite, rejecting the old explanation of such interference as a display of Roman control over subjects.


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    Title
    City Government in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sviatoslav Dmitriev
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195170429
    ISBN 10: 0195170423
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, POL020000
    DC22: 320.8/5/0938
    LC classification: HT114 .D59 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 320.850938
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC, JPR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB, 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 maps, 1 halftone
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    14 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sviatoslav Dmitriev is Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University.
    Review quote
    ...indespensible as a reference tool for readers wishing to trace the fates of individual communities in those changing times Greece and Rome ...a comprehensive study of local administrative offices in the province of Asia...and should be seen by everyone interested in these aspects. Bryn Mawr Classical Review