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The Resource Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers, Albert Schachter

Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers, Albert Schachter

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Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers
Title
Boiotia in antiquity
Title remainder
selected papers
Statement of responsibility
Albert Schachter
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Boiotia was - next to Athens and Sparta - one of the most important regions of ancient Greece. Albert Schachter, a leading expert on the region, has for many decades pioneered and fostered the exploration of it and its people through his research. His seminal publications have covered all aspects of its history, institutions, cults, and literature from late Mycenaean times to the Roman Empire, revealing a mastery of the epigraphic evidence, archaeological data, and the literary tradition. This volume conveniently brings together twenty-three papers (two previously unpublished, others revised and updated) which display a compelling intellectual coherence and a narrative style refreshingly immune to jargon. All major topics of Boiotian history from early Greece to Roman times are touched upon, and the book can be read as a history of Boiotia, in pieces"--
  • "'The present Boiotoi' - wrote Thucydides - 'in the sixtieth year after the capture of Ilion, were evicted from Arne by the Thessalians, and settled in what is now called Boiotia, but was formerly named the Kadmeian land: there was, besides, a group of them who were in this land earlier, some of whom had gone to war against Ilion'. Thucydides's statement has had an inordinate effect on the way historians have looked at Boiotia and the Boiotians. Consciously or not it is accepted that Boiotian history began only with the arrival of the Boiotoi. This is said to have happened around 1150 or 1100 BC. The Bronze Age population is conveniently disposed of by the assumption - often unspoken - that they were driven out, or killed, or caused to waste away and disappear from the face of the earth"--
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DLC
Dewey number
938/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DF261.B5
LC item number
S33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers, Albert Schachter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-423) and indexes
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Hans Beck -- PART I. INTRODUCTION. Boiotian beginnings : the creation of an ethnos -- PART II. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN. Kadmos and the implications of the tradition for Boiotian history -- Boiotia in the sixth century BC -- The early Boiotoi : from alliance to federation -- Politics and personalities in classical Thebes -- Tanagra : the geographical and historical context -- From hegemony to disaster : Thebes from 362 to 335 -- Pausanias and Boiotia -- PART III. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN AND OTHER. The politics of dedication : two Athenian dedications at the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoieus in Boiotia -- The seer Tisamenos and the Klytiadai -- PART IV. BOIOTIAN INSTITUTIONS. Gods in the service of the state : the Boiotian experience -- Boiotian military elites (with an appendix on the funereal stelai) -- Three generations of magistrates from Akraiphia -- PART V. LITERATURE. Simonides' elegy on Plataia : the occasion of its performance -- The singing contest of Kithairon and Helikon : Korinna fr. 654 PMG col. i and ii.1-11 : content and context -- Ovid and Boiotia -- PART VI. CULT. The Daphnephoria of Thebes -- Reflections on an inscription from Tanagra -- Egyptian cults and local elites in Boiotia -- Evolutions of a mystery cult : the Theban Kabiroi -- The Mouseia of Thespiai : organization and development -- Tilphossa : the site and its cults -- A consultation of Trophonios (IG 7.4136)
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 440 pages
Isbn
9781107053243
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)912872294
Label
Boiotia in antiquity : selected papers, Albert Schachter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-423) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface / Hans Beck -- PART I. INTRODUCTION. Boiotian beginnings : the creation of an ethnos -- PART II. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN. Kadmos and the implications of the tradition for Boiotian history -- Boiotia in the sixth century BC -- The early Boiotoi : from alliance to federation -- Politics and personalities in classical Thebes -- Tanagra : the geographical and historical context -- From hegemony to disaster : Thebes from 362 to 335 -- Pausanias and Boiotia -- PART III. HISTORY : BOIOTIAN AND OTHER. The politics of dedication : two Athenian dedications at the sanctuary of Apollo Ptoieus in Boiotia -- The seer Tisamenos and the Klytiadai -- PART IV. BOIOTIAN INSTITUTIONS. Gods in the service of the state : the Boiotian experience -- Boiotian military elites (with an appendix on the funereal stelai) -- Three generations of magistrates from Akraiphia -- PART V. LITERATURE. Simonides' elegy on Plataia : the occasion of its performance -- The singing contest of Kithairon and Helikon : Korinna fr. 654 PMG col. i and ii.1-11 : content and context -- Ovid and Boiotia -- PART VI. CULT. The Daphnephoria of Thebes -- Reflections on an inscription from Tanagra -- Egyptian cults and local elites in Boiotia -- Evolutions of a mystery cult : the Theban Kabiroi -- The Mouseia of Thespiai : organization and development -- Tilphossa : the site and its cults -- A consultation of Trophonios (IG 7.4136)
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 440 pages
Isbn
9781107053243
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)912872294

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