New Perspectives on the Hellenistic Peloponnese: History, Politics and Material Culture

Manolis Pagkalos* (Editor), Andrea Scarpato (Editor)

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This volume fills a gap in current research on the Hellenistic Peloponnese, complementing and challenging traditional interpretations by adopting new perspectives on its complex social and political history in response to emerging trends in research. By examining aspects of the region's interstate relations, contemporary politics and modes of representation that have been relatively little studied to date, it affords a much more well-rounded picture of the Hellenistic Peloponnese and a rich basis for broadening scholarly debate and stimulating further research on the area.

Each chapter promotes interdisciplinary approaches to a wide range of ancient evidence and material culture, and offers a renewed understanding of how socio-political transformations unfolded within the region. Together they shed new light on key agents of the period and their interactions, material evidence and political history both in and beyond the Peloponnese – from the enduring Macedonian influence in the 3rd century BCE and the violence and terror tactics deployed within the Achaian Koinon, to strategies of identity construction and memory politics wielded by local elites – and will be crucial points of reference for graduate students and scholars with an interest in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781350228924, 9781350228931
ISBN (Print)9781350228900
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2023

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Classical Studies Monographs
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


  • Hellenistic Peloponnese
  • Peloponnese
  • Ancient Greece
  • Sparta
  • Achaian Koinon
  • Achaian League
  • Numismatics
  • Politics
  • Mercenaries
  • Antigonids
  • Ancient Macedon
  • Successor Wars

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