Connecting the Greeks: Festival networks in the Hellenistic world



    Panhellenic festivals were central to the ancient Greek world since archaic times, with places such as Delphi and Olympia defining the essence of a Greek ‘imagined community’. In the Hellenistic period, several Greek cities began to organize large-scale festivals of their own at their main sanctuaries, gradually linking the expanded Greek world together through increasingly stronger ties. As Rome became dominant in the eastern Mediterranean, it was able to use these existing festival connections to anchor its hegemony, making them thereby even stronger. Through case studies of festivals at Magnesia on the Maeander, Stratonikeia, and Oropos we explore ways that network theory can help interpret this phenomenon.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelAthletics in the Hellenistic world
    RedacteurenChristian Mann, Sophie Remijssen, Sebastian Scharff
    Plaats van productieStuttgart
    UitgeverijFranz Steiner Verlag
    Aantal pagina's29
    ISBN van geprinte versie9783515115711
    StatusPublished - 2016

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    NaamAlte Geschichte
    UitgeverijFranz Steiner Verlag

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