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By Mogens Herman Hansen,Thomas Heine Nielsen

this is often the 1st ever documented learn of the 1,035 identifiable Greek urban states (poleis) of the Archaic and Classical sessions (c.650-325 BC). past stories of the Greek polis have considering Athens and Sparta, and the outcome has been a view of Greek society ruled via Sophokles', Plato's, and Demosthenes' view of what the polis used to be. This research contains descriptions of Athens and Sparta, yet its major function is to discover the
history and association of the thousand different urban states.

The major a part of the booklet is a locally prepared stock of all identifiable poleis protecting the Greek global from Spain to the Caucasus and from the Crimea to Libya. This stock is the paintings of forty seven experts, and is split into forty six chapters, every one overlaying a sector. each one bankruptcy includes an account of the quarter, an inventory of second-order settlements, and an alphabetically ordered description of the poleis. This description covers such themes as polis status,
territory, cost trend, city centre, urban partitions and huge structure, inhabitants, army energy, structure, alliance club, colonization, coinage, and Panhellenic victors.

The first a part of the booklet is an outline of the tactic and ideas utilized within the development of the stock and an research of a few of the implications to be acquired via a comparative research of the 1,035 poleis incorporated in it. the traditional Greek notion of polis is special from the trendy time period `city state', which historians use to hide many different ancient civilizations, from historic Sumeria to the West African cultures absorbed through the nineteenth-century colonializing
powers. the focal point of this venture is what the Greeks themselves thought of a polis to be.

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