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The Resource The Hellenistic Far East : Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia

The Hellenistic Far East : Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia

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The Hellenistic Far East : Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia
Title
The Hellenistic Far East
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Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia
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Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous. To explore the lives and identities of the inhabitants of the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms, Rachel Mairs marshals a variety of evidence, from archaeology, to coins, to documentary and historical texts. Looking particularly at the great city of Ai Khanoum, the only extensively excavated Hellenistic period urban site in Central Asia, Mairs explores how these ancient people lived, communicated, and understood themselves. Significant and original, The Hellenistic Far East will highlight Bactrian studies as an important part of our understanding of the ancient world
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EBLCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
The Hellenistic Far East : Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia
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The Hellenistic Far East : Archaeology, Language, and Identity in Greek Central Asia
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt7zw3v4
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; The Hellenistic Far East; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Administering Bactria: From Achaemenid Satrapy to Graeco-Bactrian State; 2. Ai Khanoum; 3. Self-Representation in the Inscriptions of Sōphytos (Arachosia) and Heliodoros (India); 4. Waiting for the Barbarians: The Fall of Greek Bactria; Conclusion; Appendix: Greek Documents; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (251 pages)
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online
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9780520959545
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps.
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Specific material designation
remote

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