The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Hardback Hellenistic Culture and Society

By (author) Getzel M. Cohen

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Hardback | 501 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 36mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520241487
  • ISBN 13: 9780520241480
  • Illustrations note: 8 maps

Product description

This authoritative and sweeping compendium, the second volume in Getzel Cohen's organized survey of the Greek settlements founded or refounded in the Hellenistic period, provides historical narratives, detailed references, citations, and commentaries on all the settlements in Syria, The Red Sea Basin, and North Africa from 331 to 31 BCE. Organized geographically, the volume pulls together discoveries and debates from dozens of widely scattered archaeological and epigraphic projects. Cohen's magisterial breadth of focus enables him to provide more than a compilation of information; the volume also contributes to ongoing questions and will point the way toward new avenues of inquiry.

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Getzel M. Cohen, Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, is author of The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor(California, 1995).

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"The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa will take its place, as the first volume already has, as an indispensable tool for the study of Greek history. The book will be a research tool of lasting value: there is nothing remotely similar available to the student of urbanism in the ancient world. The scholarship is of the highest quality, thorough and current." - Kent Rigsby, editor of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies"

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""The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa will take its place, as the first volume already has, as an indispensable tool for the study of Greek history. The book will be a research tool of lasting value: there is nothing remotely similar available to the student of urbanism in the ancient world. The scholarship is of the highest quality, thorough and current."--Kent Rigsby, editor of "Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies

Table of contents

PREFACE THE SCHOLARSHIP AND THE SOURCES A GEOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW I. NORTHERN SYRIA II. CHALCIDICE III. CYRRHESTICE AND COMMAGENE IV. PHOENICIA V. SOUTHERN SYRIA VI. THE RED SEA BASIN AND INDIAN OCEAN VII. EGYPT VIII. ALEXANDREIA NEAR EGYPT IX. CYRENAICA APPENDICES ABBREVIATIONS SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX OF ANCIENT PLACE NAMES MAPS