The Hellenistic Settlements in the East from Armenia and Mesopotamia to Bactria and India

The Hellenistic Settlements in the East from Armenia and Mesopotamia to Bactria and India

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This is the third volume of Getzel Cohen's important work on the Hellenistic settlements in the ancient world. Through the conquests of Alexander the Great, his successors and others, Greek and Macedonian culture spread deep into Asia, with colonists settling as far away as Bactria and India. In this book, Cohen provides historical narratives, detailed references, citations, and commentaries on all the Graeco-Macedonian settlements founded (or refounded) in the East. Organized geographically, Cohen pulls together discoveries and debates from dozens of widely scattered archaeological and epigraphic projects, making a distinct contribution to ongoing questions and opening new avenues of inquiry.

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  • Hardback | 440 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 748.42g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 6 maps
  • 0520273826
  • 9780520273825
  • 1,009,006

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Praise for the author's previous volumes on the Hellenistic settlements: "A major piece of scholarship. It will be constantly consulted and will take a place among the leading reference works available to the growing number of scholars and students now working on the Hellenistic age.""American Journal of Archaeology" "An important work for professional classicists and historians interested in Hellenistic cities, city founding, and political history. Indeed, [it] will become the standard reference work on Hellenistic city foundations.""History" "A monumental compendium. . . . [It] will become a standard reference work for the next generation of Hellenistic historians; it can also serve as a model for the distillation and presentation of a massive, scattered, and difficult body of evidence and scholarship on one of the most difficult, but surely most important, aspects of Hellenistic civilization.""Bryn Mawr Clasical Review""

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About Getzel M. Cohen

Getzel M. Cohen is Professor of Classics and Director of the Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati. He is also Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Among his other works, he is the author of The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands and Asia Minor and The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin and North Africa (both UC Press).

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