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- ISBN: 9780199652143 | 0199652147
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/8/2013
Epigraphical Approaches to the Postclassical Polis richly illustrates the multiple ways in which epigraphy enables historical analysis of the postclassical polis (city-state) across a world of geographically dispersed poleis. It looks at a variety of themes and aims to identify the postclassical polis both as a reality and as a constructed concept. The individual contributions show that the postclassical polis, both as a reality and as a representation,is the result of negotiations, ancient and modern; and how much of our understanding of the polis is built on patient, painstaking work on the inscriptions.